Hunger, conflict ravage East Africa

Malawi droughtFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE number of people needing food aid has marginally in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes regions of East Africa has marginally dropped to 9,7 million but conflict is projected to claim lives.

While violent incidents decreased in the last quarter during the rainy season, in line with the seasonal nature of protracted crises in the region, conflict posed a significant threat to the safety and security of civilians.

Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia were worst affected.

The scale and size of the drought emergency in Ethiopia still dwarfs the scale of other crises in the region in terms of the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance, nonetheless having decreased from 10,2 million people in June.

The United Nations yesterday (Thursday) projected protracted crises in the region to intensify from November.

Among these crises are the strife in Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan as well Al-Shabbab terror in Kenya.

UN warned conflict and ethnically-motivated violence in East African region was characterized by deliberate targeting and harm of civilians.

Serious international humanitarian and human rights law violations are occurring on a continuous basis, UN warned.

It noted the mass rape and discovery of new graves in some countries.
CAJ News

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