Eritrea: Drought leaves nearly half a million in need of aid – UNICEF

This up to date assessment from the UN’s children’s agency shows that the drought continues to hit Eritrea hard.

This is an extract from the report, which can be seen in full below.

“Like other countries in the Horn of Africa, Eritrea is negatively affected by the adverse climatic conditions prevalent in the region. The continuing cyclical nature of drought and flooding left many communities at risk, impaired their ability to recover, and stretched their resilience and coping mechanisms.

The total number of children targeted for humanitarian interventions in 2017 were 477,000…Up to 22,700 children under-5 were projected to be at risk of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2017”

UNICEF Eritrea Humanitarian Situation Report – 31 December 2017

 

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