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Somalia Lost up to 43,000 People to Drought in 2022

Somalia lost up to 43,000 people to drought in 2022.

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced this on Tuesday.

The report by WHO and UNICEF is the first official one on the effects of the drought in Somalia.

In that report, the global organizations added that half of those killed were children aged under 5 years.

“The Somalia crisis is far from over,” read part of the report.

The report, which the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine prepared on behalf of WHO and UNICEF, paints quite a gloomy picture.