Somalia

Analysts: Islamic Militants, U.S. Counterterror Policy to Blame for Somali Famine

Private actors thwarted from providing relief

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It was the catastrophe everyone knew was coming yet no one seemed able to stop.

According to analysts, a violent Islamist militia was partly to blame for thousands of deaths in Somalia's food crisis from 2010 to 2012, but so was U.S. anti-terrorism policy.