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A World Food Programme worker stands next to aid parcels that will be distributed to South Sudanese refugees at the airport in Sudan's North Kordofan state. Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines

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A woman grieves for her daughter, who was shot by militants during an attack on a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia. Early Thursday, Somali security forces ended a nightlong siege by al-Shabab extremists at the popular Pizza House restaurant in the country's capital. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Annie Johnson and her daughters Fatuma Abdullahi, 14, and Maryan Osman, 15. Fatuma and Maryan were refugees from Somalia's civil war, but found a family and new life with the Johnsons. StoryCorps hide caption

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Sisters Find Home In Utah After Somali Civil War Made Them Refugees

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Women carry food in gunny bags after visiting an aid distribution center in South Sudan on March 10. Albert Gonzalez Farran /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

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A 5-year-old child cries as a nurse struggles to find a vein for an injection at a health clinic last month in Shada, Somalia. The child's family lost all their animals to drought and traveled more than 100 miles in search of a better situation. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Drought in Somalia has severely affected livestock for local herdsmen, as well as farmers' crops. The U.N. says action is needed to prevent famine in the region. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At first, the camel burger that restaurateur Jamal Hashi spent months trying to perfect didn't sell well. By choosing a different cut of meat, however, he discovered the potential for the burger. Tom Baker for NPR hide caption

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