The food security framework provides a broad understanding of food insecurity and related factors. It summarizes the key factors, entities, and relationships that affect food insecurity including:
From late 2010 to mid 2012, drought, spiraling food prices, conflict, and difficult humanitarian access caused an extended period of famine and severe food insecurity in southern and central Somalia. This FEWS NET/FSNAU-sponsored study, the first evidence-based estimation of the death toll, suggests that some 258,000 lives were lost.
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