by Beti Gebeyehu / 2,420 ViewsThe Spanish coast guard rescued 257 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe from Morocco in inflatable dinghies in an "intense weekend," they said on Monday.Sunday evening was particularly difficult with five boats carrying 210 people from sub-Saharan Africa rescued, while the remaining 47 were recovered from their dinghies on Saturday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the coast guard told AFP.They were all taken to various ports in southern Spain such as Almeria and Motril, where they were attended to by the Red Cross.
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Somalia fears full-blown famine as drought, hunger push residents to flee
An estimated 5 million Somalis, out of population of 10 million, need humanitarian assistance, according to the U.N. humanitarian office. About 363,000 acutely malnourished children "need urgent treatment and nutrition support, including 71,000 who are severely malnourished," said the U.S. Agency for International Development's Famine Early Warning Systems Network