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Horn of Africa: Populations Impacted by Hunger and Disease (14 Sep 2017)

September 18, 2017 2:26 AM
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An estimated 37 million people are in need of emergency food assistance and 1.2 million children under five are severely malnourished in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen due to ongoing drought and conflict. Outbreaks of diarrheal disease, including Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD)/cholera, further worsen the situation. Children suffering from acute malnutrition are more susceptible to developing diarrheal diseases that commonly last longer and are more severe, putting them at greater risk of mortality.

Protracted drought in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen, exacerbated by disease, has worsened food security and malnutrition.

Source: reliefweb.int

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