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16 Oct 2009 description
report ActionAid

ActionAid's HungerFREE Scorecard Investigates why a Billion People are Hungry

Executive Summary

Over one billion people - a sixth of humanity - don't have enough to eat. Almost a third of the world's children are growing up malnourished. This is perhaps one of the most shameful achievements of recent history, since there is no good reason for anyone to go hungry in today's world.

Even before the food and financial crises, the number of people facing chronic malnutrition was extremely high, and falling extremely slowly. Since 2005, it has jumped by 20 percent.

03 May 2006 description
report ActionAid

The East Africa food crisis continues to be a serious threat to millions faced with starvation in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi and Tanzania. It is feared that as many as 15 million people are in desperate need of food. ActionAid is working to ensure that food and water reaches areas where it is most needed, distributing aid to remote affected communities.

25 Apr 2006 description
report ActionAid

The number of people affected by prolonged droughts in nine countries in East Africa has double since January, despite a recent week of rain.
Over 11 million people across Eritrea, Djibouti, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi are now in need of assistance up from an estimated 5 million in January.

Hundreds of people, and tens of thousands of livestock have already died, destroying lives and livelihoods

One of the worst affected countries, Kenya, has over 8 million people in need of food, and this number is rising.

21 Apr 2006 description
report ActionAid

Despite recent rains, the situation for many people suffering one of East Africa's worst droughts for a generation remains critical.