As the impact of Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years peaks over the next three months when the traditional ‘lean season’ takes grip, the response of the international community will be critical, Save the Children is warning.
An estimated 10.2 million people, including more than 5.75 million children, will remain reliant on emergency food assistance until the main November harvest yields.
4.8 million people in South Sudan – more than a third of the country’s population - will face severe food shortages over the coming months, amid a looming hunger crisis threatening large parts of the country, Save the Children warns today.
With forty per cent of Africans aged 14 or younger, Africa is officially the fastest growing continent in the world. Sadly, it is also the most conflict-prone region with three out of 10 African children living in fragile, conflict-affected regions or countries, and an estimated 12 million children internally displaced throughout the continent.
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