Horn of Africa
Explosion of Child Deaths Imminent
Right now, across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, more than 1.7 million children are on the verge of death. They’re suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), the most severe form of malnutrition.
The region suffered from four failed rainy seasons in the past two years, which resulted in widespread crop failure and drought.
With the native crop destroyed and spiraling fuel and food prices, people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia can no longer afford the basic foodstuffs they need to survive.
The war in Ukraine has also been detrimental to the lives of families in the region. Somalia alone imported 92 per cent of its wheat from Russia and Ukraine – but supply lines are now blocked.
The situation is dire, with an explosion of child deaths imminent if urgent help isn’t provided soon.