2 million children suffer from malnutrition in Africa

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Almost  20.2 million children are going hungry, thirsty and sick, and 10 million in July as climate change, conflict, global inflation and crop shortages ravage the region.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Thursday that the amount of kids mourning from severe drought in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has more than duplicated in five months.

“Collective and accelerated efforts have mitigated some of the worst impacts, but children in the Horn of Africa continue to face the worst drought for generations.

An estimated two million children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are in need of urgent treatment for severe acute malnutrition.

Similarly, water insecurity has more than doubled, with nearly 24 million people now facing extreme water scarcity. According to the same source, the drought has replaced more than 2 million people in the country and put about 2.7 million children out of school.


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