Starvation looms for 6 mln children in Horn of Africa

NAIROBI - Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts, a charity said on Friday, with spring rains also predicted to be poor.


Repeated rain failures have pushed 15 million people across the three countries into crisis, and in need of aid, as their animals are dying and water is in short supply, Save the Children said in a statement.


"The situation for already desperate children and families in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya will only get worse - leaving millions at risk of hunger, and even death," the charity's Ethiopia country director, John Graham, said.


The next rainy season is likely to bring more below-average rainfall across the region, experts predict.


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