Horn Of Africa Food Crisis Worsens

There is an ongoing food crisis in the horn of Africa which is threatening the lives of 12 millions people.

The countries affected are Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Djibouti and Somalia. The sad reality is that the rest of the world does not seem to be paying attention to what is happening in that part of the woods.

Since the beginning of the famine an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people are believed to have died due to drought-related causes. More than half were children under the age of five. As the drought worsens Kenya seems to be bearing the biggest burden of a large refugee population.

Most people acknowledge that Africa should not depend on aid particularly from the west because of the strings that usually come attached to this aid; however African leaders have really been slow to response to the food crisis.

The irony of all this is that most of the aid currently being received by the region is actually coming from the west.