Layla, a 22-year-old mother of three, lies in the cholera isolation unit at the Aljomhuri Hospital in Hajja, Yemen. She came to the hospital as soon as she started experiencing cholera symptoms. “I listen to the radio and every day they talk about cholera and its symptoms.
Hunger in Emergencies
In a crowded corridor turned cholera isolation unit, doctors move from one bed to the next, nurses hurdling frantically around them, hoping that no more cases come in this afternoon. It has been an overwhelming few weeks and the pressure does not seem to cease.
At this very moment famine conditions, marked by extreme hunger and malnutrition, are tightening their grip on more than 20 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria, writes CARE CEO Michelle Nunn in an op-ed on FoxNews.com.
Two weeks ago, while traveling through Somaliland, a self-declared independent state in the north of Somalia, I heard many stories of drastic loss. One that stuck with me was an elderly woman who had lost over a hundred goats to the drought. I asked what we could do.
HARGEISA/NAIROBI (March 28, 2017) — Large areas of communities in urgent need of life-saving assistance in Somaliland and other regions of Somalia are yet to be reached by the emergency response, warns global poverty-fighting organization, CARE.
After three years of brutal conflict, famine was declared in South Sudan’s Unity State, meaning thousands are dying of starvation. With nearly five million people suffering from extreme hunger, famine is likely to spread to other parts of the country if urgent interventions are not taken.
CARE highlights ten neglected humanitarian crises around the world in latest report
Southern Africa is a source of great people, potential and possibility. It’s also right now a place of great challenge and uncertainty, as extreme weather conditions such as El Niño have produced a severe drought that threatens 40 million people.