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A malnourished and dehydrated child lies on a bed in Banadir Hospital in the Somali capital Mogadishu in early August.

As the famine in southern Somalia worsens, aid experts fear that corruption and the politics of terrorism are crimping the flow of humanitarian relief to areas where starvation is worst. Read more»

A Somali woman holds a child at a refugee camp in July.

Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, led a high-profile delegation to northeast Kenya on Monday as a humanitarian crisis sparked by war, famine and drought engulfed the Horn of Africa. Read more»

Somalia's famine has already killed tens of thousands of people and is expected to spread across the south of the country in the coming weeks as failed rains combine with failed politics to create a humanitarian catastrophe that threatens millions of lives. (with video) Read more»