United Nations World Food Program.

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  • February 9, 2022
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United Nations World Food Program.

Part of: Prelims and GS-II Health; International Relations

Context: According to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), Drought conditions have left an estimated 13 million people facing severe hunger in the Horn of Africa.

  • The Horn of Africa consists of the internationally recognized countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia, as well as the de facto country of Somaliland

Key takeaways 

  • People in a region including Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya face the driest conditions recorded since 1981.
  • Drought conditions are affecting pastoral and farming communities. Malnutrition rates are high in the region.
  • WFP said it needs $327 million to look after the urgent needs of 4.5 million people over the next six months.

United Nations World Food Program (WFP)

  • The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations. 
  • It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization focused on hunger and food security, and the largest provider of school meals. 
  • Founded in 1961.
  • It is headquartered in Rome

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