Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans needing food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since 2011.
Almost 58 per cent of these births will take place in five countries. UNICEF calls on governments and partners to maintain and expand their efforts to save millions of children’s lives by providing proven, low-cost solutions.
More than two million South Sudanese have fled the country so far. Around half a million people could become refugees in the coming year, based on the current arrival trends in the neighbouring countries.
International community must act swiftly, and on a large scale. The worm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, consumed by more than 200 million Africans.
Un informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos. En el Caribe, el impacto de los huracanes mermará el rendimiento agrícola.