East Africa: Hunger to Worsen as El Nino Strikes the Region
Conflicts, floods and failed rains caused by El Nino have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in east Africa, especially in drought-hit Ethiopia, the United Nations said Thursday. El Nino, a global weather pattern that periodically wreaks havoc, is expected to last until early 2016.
"Due to El Nino, food insecurity is forecast to worsen over the coming months, especially in Ethiopia," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report.
European Commission DG ECHO