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Report Finds Drought Killed 43,000 People in Somalia in 2022

HeadlineMar 21, 2023

New research finds drought killed 43,000 people in Somalia last year, while leaving 5 million people with acute food shortages. Nearly 2 million children remain at risk of malnutrition. Humanitarian aid groups and climate scientists warn Somalia and other parts of the Horn of Africa face a sixth consecutive failed rainy season, and conditions this year are even worse than in 2011, when famine killed an estimated quarter-million people in Somalia.

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