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The number of people affected by the food crisis in Africa in depends on how many countries are included in the figure. The UN estimates that 20 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria.

16 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Across east Africa, drought, war and lack of food mean millions of children and their families are facing starvation. More than 880,000 children are severely malnourished and need immediate life-saving food. Without this help, one in five of these children could die.

Without enough food and clean water, children`s lives are in extreme danger, we need your help.

SITUATION

Ongoing and protracted conflict continues to be the principal driver of the humanitarian crises in these countries. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, local economies and livelihoods crippled, and social-service delivery networks destroyed. Humanitarian access is severely compromised in each context, and the operating environments are deadly for civilians and aid workers. Scaled-up operations have so far averted famine, but humanitarian needs remain alarmingly high, in some cases higher than at the start of the year. It is vital to sustain ongoing humanitarian operations to save the many lives and livelihoods at stake.

 

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SOUTH SUDAN

Six million people in South Sudan are severely food insecure, and 1.7 million of these people are one step away from famine. Relentless conflict, access constraints and violence against humanitarian workers and assets continues to hamper the response.

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SOMALIA

Due to persistent drought in a context of ongoing conflict, the risk of famine continues in Somalia, especially in central and northern parts of the country.

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YEMEN

Yemen is facing the largest food insecurity emergency in the world. Life-saving interventions must continue and be scaled up for a large population in crisis.

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Muslim Welfare Trust
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