The Washington Post

Bloc says 50 million face food insecurity

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More than 50 million people across the East African region are expected to face acute food insecurity this year, a regional bloc said Friday, warning that some 300,000 in Somalia and South Sudan are projected to be under full-blown famine conditions.

The assessment by the Intergover­nmental Authority on Developmen­t (IGAD) is one of the most dire yet as United Nations agencies, humanitari­an groups and others continue to raise alarms over the region’s food crisis that many say has been largely neglected as the internatio­nal community focuses on the war in Ukraine.

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