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Over 50 million face acute food insecurity across east Africa

Society 09:14 23 Jul, 2022

That assessment applies to seven member states of IGAD, from Djibouti to Uganda

Over 50 million face acute food insecurity across east Africa

More than 50 million people across the East African region are expected to face acute food insecurity this year.

Qazet.az reports that Intergovernmental Authority on Development, or IGAD, warned on Friday that some 300,000 in Somalia and South Sudan are projected to be under full-blown famine conditions.

The assessment by IGAD is one of the most dire yet as United Nations agencies, humanitarian groups and others continue to raise alarm over the region's food crisis that many say has been largely neglected as the international community focuses on the war in Ukraine.

Samantha Power, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, is travelling in East Africa to spotlight the hunger crisis in the region.