East Africa faces ‘world’s worst food security crisis’

8 06 2011

(BBC) – The world’s worst food security crisis is continuing in the eastern Horn of Africa, a US agency has warned.

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (Fewsnet) said areas of particular concern were in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.

It said large-scale emergency assistance was urgently needed “to save lives and treat acute malnutrition” in the region.

It also stressed that the current humanitarian response was “inadequate”.

Read more at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13691898 

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