Study suggests Somalia famine 'killed 260,000 people'

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:46 PM
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May 2, 2013

A new study estimates that 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 5.


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.


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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 04:55 PM
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Yep the young and the old are always first to go.



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 05:08 PM
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Terrible, just terrible........



posted on May, 2 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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UN says Somalia famine killed nearly 260,000


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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 05:20 PM
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WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 06:19 PM
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And yet people blame them for becoming pirates. When you're desperate and people are dying around you, then you just do what needs to be done in order to survive.

For most of their history they could fish their plentiful waters on the coast for food, but now they can't due to a number of factors including over-fishing by advanced trawlers from wealthier countries, and pollution (Somalia doesn't have quite the same environmental restrictions as other countries so its a great place to dump our toxic waste). Now they still use their fishing boats, except they catch really big fish (container ships).




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