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Across the Horn of Africa – the region that includes Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia – 7.1 million children suffer from acute malnutrition as a result of the drought, which has been compounded by local conflict and rising prices resulting from the war in Ukraine. The United Nations has called for $1.8 billion to provide assistance to nearly 22 million people in crisis, but so far, only a portion of the needed funding has been received.
Action Against Hunger today urged world leaders to scale up aid, immediately, to save lives and prevent more communities from edging closer to famine. There is still time to revert the situation.
Action Against Hunger has been working in Somalia since 1992 and in 2020 served nearly 9% of the country’s total population. The nonprofit is:
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