With rainfall and aid the number facing starvation in Somalia drops by half a million

by Jeffrey Gettleman

NAIROBI, Kenya — The drought-induced famine crisis in Somalia has eased somewhat, United Nations officials said on Friday, with the number of people facing imminent starvation dropping to nearly 250,000 from 750,000 because of rainfall and increased aid deliveries.

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