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War, Drought, Malnutrition, Measles - A Report from Somalia.

06:00 EST 18th November 2011 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "War, Drought, Malnutrition, Measles - A Report from Somalia."

Somalia has been in the grips of disaster for two decades. Throughout this past summer, the human catastrophe dramatically worsened. Severe malnutrition and measles are rampant among Somali refugees in Kenya and Ethiopia and internally displaced people within Somalia.

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From Doctors without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières, Geneva.

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Name: The New England journal of medicine
ISSN: 1533-4406
Pages: 1856-1858

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