Starvation Looms For 6 Million Children In Horn Of Africa, Charity Says

"NAIROBI - Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts, a charity said on Friday, with spring rains also predicted to be poor.

Repeated rain failures have pushed 15 million people across the three countries into crisis, and in need of aid, as their animals are dying and water is in short supply, Save the Children said in a statement.

"The situation for already desperate children and families in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya will only get worse - leaving millions at risk of hunger, and even death," the charity's Ethiopia country director, John Graham, said."

Katy Migiro reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation January 27, 2017.

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn, 01/27/2017