Somali famine killed 258 000 - report
02 May 2013, 12:26
Nairobi - Almost 260 000 Somali people died during a brutal
famine from 2010 to 2012, greatly more than was feared at the time, an official
report said on Thursday.
"Famine and severe food insecurity in Somalia claimed
the lives of about 258 000 people between October 2010 and April 2012,
including 133 000 children under five," read the joint report, by the UN's
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the US-funded Famine Early Warning
Systems Network (FEWS NET).