Millions of people in Somalia are at risk from severe hunger, aid agencies are warning, as the ongoing climate emergency places increasing pressure on the Horn of Africa nation.
A record number of people in South Sudan are facing severe hunger, according to a joint report from the government and multiple United Nations agencies.
Three United Nations agencies say more than half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger.
Half of South Sudan’s population is in need of emergency food aid, according to humanitarian group CARE.
Oxfam has warned that millions facing hunger and acute malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) risk having life-saving aid cut amid a funding shortage.
Somalia’s president has declared a national disaster in the country as it continues to grapple with a prolonged drought.
At least 41 people have been killed by landslides in Ethiopia’s southwestern Wolaita zone, following heavy rains on Monday.
The US has pledged almost $100 million in food aid to help battle the effects of Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years.