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24 Sep 2011 description

Up to 750,000 people face death from hunger in East Africa. Millions more are at risk across the region in the worst food crisis of the 21st century. They will have to bear a legacy of poverty, suffering, and the loss of their livelihoods. Urgent action is needed right now.

But the truth is that this crisis was predicted – and preventable: we already have the knowledge to stop this kind of tragedy from unfolding; we know the steps that must be taken to prevent suffering on this scale.

08 Sep 2011 description
report World Vision

Before the
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights
House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Regarding the Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

Introduction

Mr. Chairman, thank you for inviting World Vision to testify before your Committee and thank you for holding this hearing. My name is Kent Hill. I am the Senior Vice President for International Programs for World Vision.

02 Jul 2008 description

Nairobi, 2 July 2008 - Large areas of the Horn of Africa are facing - or rapidly sliding into - a state of humanitarian emergency with more than 14 million people requiring urgent food aid and other humanitarian assistance over the coming months.

A combination of drought conditions and rising food prices is driving the crisis which is affecting populations already food insecure due to conflict, displacement and a drop in food production.

26 Apr 2001 description
report World Vision

By Alison Preston

10 Nov 2000 description
report World Vision

In the Horn of Africa, around 70 million people live in a constant state of food insecurity and regularly face famine.