African famine kills 100-200 children a day
January 27, 2012
Famine claims the lives of 100-200 children every day in the Horn of Africa, the Fides news service reports.
Humanitarian agencies estimate that at least 35,000 children under the age of 5 died of hunger in the region last year; the number may be as high as 65,000. In Somalia more than one-third of the entire population—36.4%--is suffering the effects of malnutrition.
Humanitarian agencies report that hungry families from Somalia, Kenya, Eritrea, and Ethiopia continue to arrive in droves at refugee camps.