Chronicle of a famine foretold

Published on 29 July 2011

ON JULY 27th, after days of toing and froing, the first aid flight at last landed in Mogadishu, capital of famine-hit Somalia. It carried 10 tonnes of plumpy nut, enough to reverse malnutrition in 3,500 children. (..) The WFP says that 5,000-10,000 people could die of starvation in southern Somalia in August. (..) The result, says Josette Sheeran, the WFP’s boss, is that “we have one-third the number of people suffering from the emergency than we might have done [in Ethiopia].”

Related Links

The Economist