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Horn of Africa on the brink of famine; countries step up aid
News Briefs — Africa

Horn of Africa on the brink of famine; countries step up aid

On Wednesday, several countries pledged to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars of more aid for the Horn of Africa after the United Nations warned that the region could soon face a devastating famine. The United Nations said Somalia and nearby countries will experience famine in at levels more severe than 2011, when more than 25 million people died. Hundreds of thousands of Somalians are currently starving and the UN has warned growing hunger will lead to “large-scale deaths” by December without intervention. Even with aid, the prospects are grim for many in the Horn of Africa. In #Somalia, families like Ayan's have lost their homes, livelihoods, and loved ones. WFP is reaching record numbers of people in the face of the #HornofAfrica drought and #FoodCrisis. Help us #F...
UN report indicates global hunger sharply increased last year, millions on the brink of starvation
News Briefs — International

UN report indicates global hunger sharply increased last year, millions on the brink of starvation

The United Nations released a new report on Wednesday indicating a dramatic increase in hunger worldwide that puts hundreds of millions more people on the brink of starvation. “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” report indicates about 2.3 billion people around the world were food insecure last year. The report estimates of up to 828 million people faced hunger in 2021 — an increase of about 50 million people. The report showed hunger rates increased in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Last year, hunger affected 278 million people in Africa, 425 million in Asia, and 56.5 million in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the report. The report indicated hunger moved at a slower pace than 2019 to 2020. U.N. World Food Program officials said the s...