The United Nations Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) has warned as many as 750,000 people could die in the coming months as the drought affecting the Horn of Africa continues to worsen. East Africa is suffering its worst drought in 60 years – according to the UN, tens of thousands of people have already died.
The UN warns that up to 750,000 people could die in East Africa if the right measures are not taken. (Photo credit: OCHA, Fews Net)
The UN is urging nations to take action and provide food aid to the 12 million people in the region who are suffering.
To read more about the drought in the Horn of Africa, see: Climate Conversations – Small seed packets, big policies tackle Horn of Africa drought, UN Calls for Urgent Aid as southern Somalia Suffers Famine, and Early warnings not enough to stop famine in Somalia.