‘Catastrophic’ food shortages set to sweep world’s hunger hotspots driving up starvation and deaths, UN warns

Hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots in the next three months with the highest alerts for “catastrophic” situations in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria, two UN agencies warned.The Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme said in a new report on “Hunger Hotspots” between August and November that “acute food insecurity is likely to further deteriorate”.They put Ethiopia at the top of the list, saying the…


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