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A landmine victim recovering in a hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The three leading causes of death in Somalia are gastro-enteritis, T.B. and trauma, mostly from land mines, gun shots, and car accidents. Somaliland is the breakaway republic in northern Somalia that declared independence in 1991 after 50,000 died in civil war March 1992.

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A landmine victim recovering in a hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The three leading causes of death in Somalia are gastro-enteritis, T.B. and trauma, mostly from land mines, gun shots, and car accidents. Somaliland is the breakaway republic in northern Somalia that declared independence in 1991 after 50,000 died in civil war March 1992.