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World Food Programme Warns 20 Million in Horn of Africa at Risk of Starvation

HeadlineAug 22, 2022

The attack in Somalia comes at a time when the country is on the brink of famine. The head of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, visited Somalia last week and warned the humanitarian crisis is intensifying.

David Beasley: “Climate change is impacting the entire world. And where I stand, here in the Horn of Africa, is absolutely no different. We’re now looking at 20 million people marching to starvation here in the Horn of Africa. In fact, where I stand, in Somalia, 7 million people, and that’s twice as many as it was just six months ago. Why? Conflict, extremist groups, coupled with the driest season that we have seen in decades. Four, five rainy seasons have just disappeared.”

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