OXFAM says countries meeting at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the US must act swiftly to help save the lives of starving populations in the Horn of Africa region and other parts of the continent. It argues that these effects of climate-related risks have hit home.
Climate change in the Horn of Africa and Sahel regions is to blame for extreme weather events that have seen the number of hungry people increase. The development charity in a new report indicates that in at least ten countries that they examined and described as the world’s worst climate hotspots, extreme hunger has more than doubled in the last six ten years.
The ten climate hotspots, according to Oxfam, are Somalia, Haiti, Djibouti, Kenya, Niger, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe. Sarah Kimani reports.
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