The UN High Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs has announced that some 2 million children in North Africa are at risk of starvation.
MojNews_ A senior UN official said on Tuesday that some 2 million children in North Africa were at risk of starvation.
According to Reuters, Martin Griffiths, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said in a speech in Geneva that about 2 million children were at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa, one of the worst droughts in the region. Has been facing in recent decades.
He says parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are facing the driest conditions in more than 40 years, and relief organizations are seeking to prevent a repeat of a famine a decade ago that killed hundreds of thousands.
Griffiths said the organization has only part of the $ 1.4 billion needed to respond to the drought. He said:
The hard truth we have to admit today is that we are once again competing with time to prevent large-scale casualties in 2022, and we do not have the resources to do so.