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Hunger gripping East Africa. Somalia Country Director, Paul Healy discusses the latest on RTE radio

23 million people (4.6 times the population of Ireland) face severe hunger in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya this year, as further delayed rains exacerbate what was already the worst drought in four decades.

Paul Healy Somalia Country Director Paul Healy Somalia Country Director

• One person is likely dying from hunger every 48 seconds in the region.

• Approximately 5.7 million children are acutely malnourished

• In Somalia, where famine is looming, 350,000 children could die by the end of the summer, according to recent United Nations predictions.

Listen to the RTE interview

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