Conflict at the root of famine

The humanitarian situations in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria are verging on catastrophic. With millions facing famine, we must address the root causes of this desperate situation - and time is running out.

  • Hospitals in Yemen with which the ICRC works have reported a 150% increase in child malnutrition cases.

  • In South Sudan, it is estimated that one in three households is in urgent need of food.

  • In Nigeria, in the state of Borno, 300,000 children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition over the next twelve months.

  • In Somalia, the number of children under the age of five we are treating for malnutrition has risen 23% from the same period in 2016.

These are man-made crises.  All four countries, and its peoples, have experienced years of violence and suffering. Protracted conflict lies at the root of these humanitarian crises.

Millions are facing the threat of famine. We are working day and night to reach as many in need as possible. But more needs to be done.

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