An African Union meeting on the famine in Somalia has been delayed for two weeks.
The emergency summit was scheduled for August 9, but officials say that this leaves insufficient time for all heads of state to gather.
The famine, however, is now spreading.
Half a million children are on the brink of starvation and the two regions where famine has been declared in Somalia are controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab.
The UN says that about two million people in these regions cannot be reached and there are claims that large numbers of them are being held against their will.
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