The Strategist

UN: 22 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are on the brink of starvation

08/22/2022 - 11:02

According to the UN World Food Program (WFP), some 22 million people in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia) are in danger of becoming hungry as a result of the drought.

Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT via flickr
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT via flickr
In Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, the number of people experiencing severe food shortages has climbed by nine million since the year 2022 began, according to the statement, and "therefore 22 million individuals face the challenge of supplying sufficient food for themselves."

According to the WFP, over 1.1 million Africans have been forced to abandon their homes as a result of water shortages, livestock deaths, and other issues.

The group predicts that over the next six months, $418 million will be required to address the expanding requirements of the local population as the region's drought persists unabatedly.