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An estimated 4.6 percent of the total population and 10 percent of children under 5 died in Southern and Central Somalia
Lower Shabelle, Mogadishu, and Bay were hardest hit, with the proportion of children under 5 who died in these areas estimated to be about 18 percent, 17 percent, and 13 percent, respectively.
Mortality peaked at about 30,000 excess deaths per month between May and August 2011.
To capture the full scope of the emergency, the study considered a 28-month time period, from April 2010 to July 2012. However, the mortality estimates relate specifically to October 2010 to April 2012.