Famine And Hunger In Africa: What You Need To Know
Updated May 12, 2017
Milions of people are experiencing unprecedented hunger and famine in Africa. A combination of conflict, recurring severe drought, and high food prices are to blame.
For about 100,000 people in South Sudan, it’s so bad the United Nations officially declared famine. Large areas of Somalia are on the brink of famine, too. About 1 million children in worst-affected regions of the continent are severely acutely malnourished, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports.
This means that people are starving to death. Right now.
“The goal should be that they return and help to rebuild their own countries,” he was quoted by the newspaper as saying.