Saturday, May 14, 2022

East African drought

 A fourth season of failed rains is causing one of the worst droughts East Africa has seen in decades.

The UN's World Food Programme says up to 20 million people in East Africa are at risk of severe hunger.

Ethiopia is battling the worst drought in almost half a century and in Somalia 40% of the population are at risk of starvation.

Families have become desperate for food and water. Millions of children are malnourished. Livestock, which pastoralist families rely on for food and livelihoods, have died.

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