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Since July, more than 150,000 Somalis have left the provinces of the country's central region to seek refuge in Mogadishu.
Restrictions and security concerns continue to hinder MSF's attempts to reach the most vulnerable populations in Somalia.
As the number of malnourished children continues to rise, it is clear that more assistance is necessary for the already vulnerable Somali population.
Nearly 120,000 Somali refugees are now taking shelter in Ethiopia's Liben region, in camps originally built to house less than half their number.
MSF has sent medical teams and four charter planes carrying 55 tons of medical equipment, medicines and therapeutic food to respond the crisis affecting the Somali population.
MSF teams working in Marere, in southern Somalia, are distributing relief items to thousands of displaced Somalis who have found temporary shelter in the nearby town of Jilib.
"What is new is that people are now fleeing the rural areas simply because they have no more food to eat.”
The average in the villages where MSF screened children for malnutrition was 23 percent; one village in Lapur division had a 37 percent rate of global acute malnutrition.
MSF is seeing a dramatic effect on the Somali population—both those in Somalia and the many who have fled to overcrowded camps in Dadaab, Kenya, and parts of Ethiopia.
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