A hospital in Yemen’s Hodeidah — where a prison was recently hit by a deadly airstrike — says that malnutrition is also on the rise due the country’s ongoing conflict.
Hunger is again stalking Malawi, with 2.8 million people at risk in a country recently lauded for slashing malnutrition rates. Floods and drought have hit the staple maize crop, exposing the fragility of Malawi’s progress, which was partly rooted in a fertilizer grant for small-scale farmers that the cash-strapped government, now starved of donor funds, can ill afford.
Malawi faces its most severe food crisis in a decade, blamed on extreme flooding and late, erratic rains, putting millions at risk of malnutrition and hunger.
Foods rations distributed to 30,000 people in Zimbabwe following drought and crop failure. The problems in Zimbabwe are being felt across the region, threatening the lives of millions of people who are facing hunger this year and next because of drought and erratic rains linked to an expected “super” version of the El Nino weather pattern.