27 Million People in Africa Face Acute Food Shortage

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27 Million People in Africa Face Acute Food Shortage
27 Million People in Africa Face Acute Food Shortage

Millions in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda face food
insecurity, says new report.

An estimated 27 million people across seven African nations face acute food insecurity, a recent report said.

The figure accounts for 24% of the total food insecure people in the world, said the report by African bloc Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Food Security Information Network (FSIN).

The report draws special attention to the plight of millions of people experiencing acute levels of food and nutrition insecurity in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.

According to the report climatic shocks, conflict and economic instability were the drivers of food insecurity in East Africa.

The worst-affected countries in 2018 in terms of acute food insecurity were Ethiopia (8.1 million), Sudan (6.2 million) and South Sudan (6.1 million).

CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES

Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.

AFRICA OBSERVATORY

Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.



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