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Reuters

By STEPHANIE NEBEHAY

* Fighting makes aid delivery increasingly difficult

* Over 43,000 cases of acute diarrhoea, including cholera

* WFP feeding 3.5 million in Horn of Africa country

GENEVA, July 21 (Reuters) – Intense fighting is making it increasingly difficult to deliver aid to Somalia, where it is crucial to combat cholera outbreaks and maintain food supplies, U.N. agencies said on Tuesday.

An estimated 223,000 people have fled Mogadishu since May 7, when fighting erupted between government troops and al Shabaab militants who control much of southern Somalia and parts of the capital, the U.N. refugee agency said. (more…)

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