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Wednesday
Jul272011

UN Agency Begins First Food Airlift to Mogadishu

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(UNITED NATIONS) -- The United Nations World Food Programme has begun to airlift emergency food supplies to the Somali capital of Mogadishu after the flight was delayed on Tuesday.

The agency is flying 10 tons of food to the region after the U.N. declared a famine in two southern areas of Somalia last week.

Somali officials have said that 3.5 million people are at risk of starving in the country. Islamist extremist groups that control most of the country had forbidden any aid shipments until recently.

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