The United Nations declared famine in parts of South Sudan in the spring of 2017 while there was a growing hunger crisis in Somalia; people were dying of malnutrition at an alarming rate. A year later, more than 30 million people across Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen suffer without enough food and are on the brink of starvation. As is true for most emergencies, children are the most vulnerable. A deadly combination of civil war, poor or failed rains, and loss of crops and livestock led to rising food prices, leaving families with few options to feed themselves. Music for Relief partnered with International Medical Corps on the ground to aid to families with critical nutritional support, malnutrition prevention, water, and disease prevention.
Famine & Drought In The Horn Of Africa
March 8, 2017