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Contaminants which run off from farms and cities, produce dead-zones downstream, where few things can live. It's feared this year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be the biggest yet. Image by NOAA.
Saturday, 29 April 2017
20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months
Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency’s chief on April 28 warned. “If nothing is done, some 20 million people could starve to death in the next six months.” Story here.
Africa is no stranger to famine. 70 children who died of malnutrition are buried in this mass grave in the east - 2011 . Photo by Oxfam.