East Africa hunger causing death ‘every 48 seconds’

Humanitarian organisations have warned that across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, one person is dying every 48 seconds from acute hunger linked to conflict, the climate crisis and the rising cost of food.

A report by Oxfam and Save the Children estimates that around the world, 181 million people will experience crisis levels of hunger this year, with women particularly affected.

The organisations say starvation is a political failure.

They criticise the international community for responding too late and with too little to prevent “cyclical and predictable” emergencies.

Source: BBC

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