Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The reality of hunger

 After five consecutive below-average rains, the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa is expanding and deepening. The upcoming March-May 2023 rains are also forecast to be below-average. 

Across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, an estimated 22 million people are now acutely food insecure because of the drought. 

 Some 5.1 million children across drought-affected areas of the three countries are acutely malnourished in 2023, with dire implications for their health, growth and survival. 

WFP Regional Drought Response Plan for the Horn of Africa (January – December 2023) - Ethiopia | ReliefWeb

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