Somalia famine fears "threaten years of progress"

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Displaced Somalis at Liiban settlement in Baidoa in the southern-central area of the country. Photo: OCHA

Concerns are growing for millions of people in Somalia, where drought has left them struggling to survive, the UN said on Thursday.

UNDP, the UN agency helping with development in the East African nation, cautioned that if drought turns to famine, recent progress in making the country more resilient to such shocks may be "eroded".

At the same time, UN humanitarian coordinating agency OCHA warned that a suspected cholera outbreak is proving to be deadly.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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