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East Africa Drought, Famine [graphic images]

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A woman sits with her child at a local hospital as she receive treatment for malnutrition at the border town of Dadaab, Kenya.

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A Somali child from southern Somalia is treated in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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A Somali woman looks away from the pleading of a malnourished child in front of their makeshift shelter in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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A child smiles as he is fed and treated for malnutrition in Dadaab, Kenya.

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A Dadaab hospital worker pours nutrition into a feeding tube that is threaded through a child's nose.

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Feeding tubes through children's noses and down their esophagi helps get nutrient-packed liquid directly into their stomachs.

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A woman from southern Somalia holds her malnourished child in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP

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A man from southern Somalia rests in a makeshift shelter in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Women from southern Somalia and their malnourished children line up for services at Banadir hospital.

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A child cries from hunger in the border town of Dadaab, Kenya.

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A man herds his camels near the border town of Dadaab, Kenya.

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Drought and famine have left more than two million children at risk of starvation.

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Somalia's 20-year-old civil war is partly to blame for turning the drought in the Horn of Africa into a famine.

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A woman and her child receive treatment for malnutrition at a Dadaab, Kenya, hospital.

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A malnourished child is fed at a hospital in Dadaab, Kenya.

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Treating malnutrition in children must be done slowly, carefully and gently so as not to overwhelm their barely functioning systems.

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Men from southern Somalia carry food rations received at a displaced camp in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Thousands of people have arrived in Mogadishu over the past two weeks seeking assistance and the number is increasing by the day, as a result of lack of water and food. More than 10 million people are now affected in drought-stricken areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

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A woman carries wood for a fire near the border town of Dadaab, Kenya.

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A dead cow lies next to the road on the outskirts of Dadaab, Kenya, as drought grips east Africa.

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A malnourished woman and her child from southern Somalia lie outside the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP

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Several global agencies are collecting aid to help those suffering from drought and starvation in the Horn of Africa.

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