As child hunger is driven to unprecedented levels, we face a race against time.
50 million people in countries including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan and Afghanistan are currently at risk of starving in the worst hunger crisis in a generation. In seven countries across East Africa, a complex mix of challenges is causing child malnutrition levels to soar.
Conflict, climate change, the economic impact of COVID-19, and fallout from the war in Ukraine are driving a hunger and malnutrition emergency in which tens of thousands of children could die.
While the underlying causes and aggravating factors of food insecurity are different in each country, one thing is common across them all: without a massive and urgent scale-up of action now, the situation will get much worse.