From IRIN Africa:

NAIROBI, 2 February 2010 (IRIN) – Somalia has one of the highest levels of malnutrition in the world, with up to 240,000 children under five affected, according to an early warning report published on 1 February by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FAO/FSNAU) and FEWSNET.

The report comes as Mogadishu residents say the humanitarian situation has deteriorated.

“I honestly cannot remember when things have been so bad; it is as if all the negative things are coming together at one time,” civil society activist Asha Sha’ur said. “If the situation – both security and humanitarian – does not improve soon, we will be looking at a far worse situation than Somalia has ever faced.”

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