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Famine related mortality among Somalis

  • Special Report
  • Somalia
  • May 31, 2013
Famine related mortality among Somalis

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  • Partners
    European Commission
    UK Aid
    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
    Cooperazlone Italiana alo Sviluppo
    CHF Somalia


    In this report, we refer to the 2010-2012 events as “severe food insecurity and famine.” Although imperfect, this term encompasses famine, while also capturing regions and periods of time that were not classified as being in a state of famine, but nonetheless experienced extraordinary food insecurity stress, as well as other adverse conditions, such as reduced access to humanitarian assistance, that would plausibly result in abnormally high levels of mortality. The study provides estimates of overall and excess mortality over a period of 19 months between October 2010 and April 2012 during which time severe food insecurity and famine conditions prevailed.


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