East Africa’s Hunger

A drought in Ethiopia and 2 years of civil war in South Sudan has international aid agencies scrambling to provide food aid to more than 13 million people in critical need of food.

Ethiopia’s worst drought in 60 years has devastated crops, bringing the country to the edge of famine. In South Sudan, continuing conflict has made it difficult for humanitarian groups to reach the neediest areas.

“There are people who are—right now—facing catastrophic levels of hunger. They are starving,” the World Food Program’s Challiss McDonough said of South Sudan.

Los Angeles Times

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