Nearly 260,000 people died during the famine that hit Somalia from 2011 to 2012, making it the worst famine in Somalia’s history. According to a report by the United Nations and the United States-funded Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET), the famine surpassed the 1992 crisis that caused roughly 220,000 deaths. The in-depth report, released on May 2, 2013, estimates that 133,000 children under the age of 5 died during the famine. The report is the first in-depth study of the famine.

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