Malnutrition in Africa

Malnutrition in AfricaSuch an important issue as hunger is still acute in some countries, even nowadays, in times of incredible scientific discoveries, many of which can be called child’s play – they do not constitute any useful meaning for the human life. Why is this happening?

Africa – the continent most affected by the consequences of global warming. For decades, Africa, and especially its eastern part, has become a symbol of hunger, drought and poverty. What images appear before the eyes – malnourished children, people who are constantly migrating in search of water and food, abandoned settlements, the bodies of dead animals in the desert, and abject poverty.

Kenya is now experiencing the driest period for the last 60 years. Such countries of East Africa as Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia and Djibouti are also affected by the severe drought. The inhabitants of the country who are deprived of food and water, have to kill livestock, which is their only means of livelihood. The authorities report that the number of people dying from starvation has increased. The number of Africans, who have found a shelter in refugee camps due to the lack of food and water, has exceeded 450 thousand people, tens of thousands of Somalis are sent to the refugee camps of the United Nations in Kenya and Ethiopia. About 11 million people in the region are in urgent need of assistance due to the drought.

The member countries of the organization are called on to support the Central Emergency Response Fund. They are concerned that African sources dry up every day and are irrationally used, the assistance for the implementation of the use of wind and solar energy is not provided, and most importantly – the inhabitants of the continent, abounding with mineral resources, suffer from the drought.

It is really frightening that everybody knew that the melting of glaciers in Asia and Africa, caused by the global warming, the result of human activities, could lead to the current state of Africa. This article is aimed to find the most correctly ways for humanity to solve this problem.

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