The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF has expressed deep concern for the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition next year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen.
These are all countries or regions experiencing dire humanitarian crises while also grappling with intensifying food insecurity, a deadly pandemic and – with the exception of the Central Sahel – a looming famine.
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said families already struggling to feed their children and themselves are now on the brink of famine.
She said in a statement “we can’t let them be the forgotten victims of 2020.”
Adolphus Mawolo reports.