Over a quarter of a million people, including young children died in a famine in Somalia between October 2010 and April 2012 because the international community did not act quick enough, according to a UN report.
The announcement came the day, UN Security Council made an urgent call in response to a 2.4-billion-dollar UN appeal.
A UN official says the
number of people leaving famine-hit areas is likely
to rise dramatically.
A World Food Program handout of corn rations to Somalis trying to survive a famine turned deadly.
The African Union prepares to host a donors’ conference for famine victims on August 09.
Tens of thousands have already died in Somalia in recent months, according to the UN`s FAO.
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