May 2, 2013
A woman sits with her child at a local hospital to receive treatment for malnutrition at the border town of Dadaab, Kenya. Officials in East Africa say a report to be released this week by two U.S. government-funded famine and food agencies gives the highest death toll yet from Somalia’s 2011 famine, estimating that 260,000 people died — more than double previous estimates.
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A decision by extremist Islamic militants to ban delivery of food aid and a “normalization of crisis” that numbed international donors to unfolding disaster made south-central Somalia the most dangerous place in the world to be a child in 2011.
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