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Food arrives for Somali famine victims (PHOTOS)

The first food airlift arrives at refugee camps to feed Somali famine victims.

Food arrives for Somali famine victims (PHOTOS)

As Somalia's famine becomes more severe, a glimpse of hope arrived in the form of food packages for the millions of Somali refugees desperate for food and water due to the severe drought that has ravaged the Horn of Africa.

The United Nations declared the results of the drought a famine with a third of Somalia's population hungry and millions more affected in Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. 

The food supplements arrived in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on July 27, 2011 after bureaucratic setbacks in Kenya delayed the flight to Somalia the day before. 

Despite the delay, the United Nations World Food Program's first flight delivered 10 tons of nutritional supplements made from peanut butter for children. The supply fed an estimated 3,500 Somali children at various medical facilities. 

Not everyone is grateful for the aid. The Islamic militant group Al Shabaab has destroyed food and medicine and even killed charity workers to warn that they do not accept international foreign aid into areas that they control. Although Al Shabaab had said they would accept the food aid, other factions said they would enforce a ban on food aid.

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