''More than 28 million people – two-thirds of the entire population – will need humanitarian assistance, up from 18 million people just two years ago,'' says a senior UN official.
Despite being least responsible for carbon emissions, some of the countries in Africa are the hardest hit by an onslaught of weather extremes.
Around 7.76 million people are likely to face acute food insecurity during the April-July 2023 lean season while 1.4 million children will be malnourished in the east African country, according to a UN report.
As many as 19,700 people are estimated to be dying of hunger every day, over 200 NGOs say in a open letter addressing world leaders gathering in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
"Please don't forget Somalia," a senior UN official beseeches, addressing countries whose giving has dwindled due to economic crises brought on by Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths has asked donors to immediately provide $770 million to help the war-ravaged country.
Passive policies of the US and the West towards Somalia might have unprecedented results globally. The world leaders need to act quickly before deaths start to rise rapidly.
Washington is stepping up to buy about 150,000 metric tonnes of grain from Ukraine, says World Food Program chief and urges Gulf states, who he says are making record-breaking oil profits, to chip in with help.
Yemen lacks proper infrastructure due to ongoing civil war, which decreased the vital services provided to Yemenis and increased their suffering in times of extreme weather.
East Africa bloc has announced nearly 50 million people across the region are expected to face acute food insecurity this year.
The war-ravaged country's existing strategic food stockpiles would last until the end of August.
Blockade of Ukraine's Black Sea ports has stopped grain shipments from the world's fourth-largest exporter of wheat and corn, raising the spectre of shortages and hunger in low-income countries.
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