Somalia famine

Associated Press
A Malnourished child sits in Babadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.The United Nations World Food Programme is bolstering its nutritional support for malnourished children and mothers in the Horn of Africa.  WFP is also expanding its use of cash transfers to help drought-hit families get the food they need.  Since the beginning of July, WFP has assisted some 7.4 million drought-affected people throughout the Horn of Africa and is ramping up to reach more than 9.6 million people over the coming weeks. In Somalia over the next three months, WFP is focusing its efforts on providing badly needed food assistance to 1.9 million people in areas to which WFP has access.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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The 2011 Somali famine killed an estimated 260,000 people, half of them age 5 and under, according to a new report that more than doubles previous death toll estimates. (April 29/AP)

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