Excessive mortality occurred during Somali drought, says Famine Early Warning System report

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Displaced families in Mogadishu, Somalia. Credit: OCHA

Warnings that began as far back as the Somali drought in 2010 did not trigger sufficient early action to avert the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini.

Almost 260,000 Somalis died from famine and food insecurity during the last drought between 2010 and 2012, says a report by the Famine Early System released Thursday.

In the following interview, Mark Smulders, a senior economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization, explains to Patrick Maigua that warnings should have come faster.

Duration: 4’35″

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