Paul Lachine

Une corne d’abondance en Afrique

ROME – Après six mois et la mort de dizaines de milliers d’êtres humains, la Somalie, accablée par la pire sécheresse des 60 dernières années, n’est plus en état de famine. Et pourtant, une crise de plus grande envergure se perpétue en Afrique.

Dans la Corne de l’Afrique– Somalie, Djibouti, Éthiopie, Kenya, Sud-Soudan et Soudan – quelque 14,6 millions d’enfants, de femmes et d’hommes n’ont pas assez à manger. Alors qu’à l’ouest, dans les pays du Sahel (Niger, Tchad, Mali, Burkina Faso et Mauritanie), 14 autres millions de personnes sont menacées.

Pire encore, il existe un risque élevé de voir la faminese répéteren Somalie, faute de mesures coordonnées sur le long terme. Les sécheresses sont inévitables mais nous pouvons empêcher qu’elles entraînent des famines dans leur sillage.

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