Around the world, 181 million are forecast to be in crisis levels of hunger in 2022. Oxfam and Save the Children estimate that across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, on average one person is dying every 48 seconds from acute hunger linked to conflict, COVID-19, the climate crisis and inflationary and market pressures accelerated by the current conflict in Ukraine.
In 2012, in the aftermath of the crisis, Save the Children and Oxfam authored ‘A Dangerous Delay: the cost of late response to early warnings in the 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa’. A decade later, Somalia is now at risk of famine and recent UN predictions suggest that 350,000 Somali children may die by the summer if action is not taken immediately.
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