Children such as Mohammad Aden, a malnourished 2-year-old boy, have become a common sight. (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
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War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling toward a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, said Sunday.Lazzarini said rapidly rising malnutrition and food shortages across the country resembled the warning signs that preceded the 2011 famine in which about 260,000 people died. The U.N. has raised only about a third of the $933 million required for Somalia in 2014 .International donors promised $2.5 billion in reconstruction aid for Somalia at a Brussels conference last September but Lazzarini wants those donors to go the "extra mile" and also help with the new humanitarian crisis.
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