Paul Lachine

Un cuerno de la abundancia en África

ROMA – Después de seis meses y tras la muerte de decenas de miles de personas, la hambruna en Somalia -provocada por la peor sequía de los últimos 60 años- ha terminado. Pero África continúa sufriendo una crisis de mayor magnitud.

En el Cuerno de África –Somalia, Djibouti, Etiopía, Kenya, Sudán del Sur y Sudán- unos 14,6 millones de niños, mujeres y hombres siguen sin tener alimentos suficientes. Mientras que hacia el oeste, en los países del Sahel -Níger, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso y Mauritania-, otros 14 millones viven bajo esa misma amenaza.

Todavía peor, existe un riesgo elevado de que la hambruna de Somalia se reproduzca a menos que se lleven a cabo actuaciones coordinadas y a largo plazo. No podemos evitar las sequías, pero podemos tratar de evitar que se conviertan en hambrunas.

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