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E Africa’s hunger crisis needs global action: Oxfam

KAMPALA, UGANDA (AP) – Widespread hunger across East Africa could become “a catastrophe” without an injection of funds to the region’s most vulnerable communities, the international aid group Oxfam warned on Tuesday.

An estimated 13 million people are facing severe hunger in the Horn of Africa as a result of persistent drought conditions, according to the United Nations (UN).

Only three per cent of the needed USD6 billion has been raised for food assistance amid “competing priorities,” as the world’s attention has focussed on the humanitarian crisis in the war in Ukraine, Oxfam International Executive Director Gabriela Bucher said in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin