Sincethe world has reduced the number of people who live in extreme poverty by over half.
But time is running out.
Sitting in a small settlement about four hours south of the capital, Addis Ababa, he spoke without emotion about the famine. All the cattle died.
People just walked, they knew not where.
Many died on the road and were left unburied. In16 million people are on the brink of starvation and desperately in need of food, water and medical treatment. Drought and conflict mean that people are already dying in South Sudan and Somalia.
This is even more distressing considering the incredible resilience of families in this region who have battled recurring droughts and made amazing strides. While visiting one community in Dalocha where people had had access to clean water for seven years, I met a woman who doled out 40 litres per person at the water kiosk.
|UNICEF links||Soldiers cannot fight if they are hungry, or do not have enough ammunition. Generals do not just have to worry about battlefield tactics, but also about getting food, clothing and weapons to where they are needed.|
|BBC iWonder - How did the war at sea cause starvation in Lebanon in WW1?||Lions are also found in semi-desert conditions like the Kalahari Desert. They are the most powerful of the African predators.|
|What Is Starvation Mode?||Human overpopulation is among the most pressing environmental issues, silently aggravating the forces behind global warmingenvironmental pollutionhabitat lossthe sixth mass extinctionintensive farming practices and the consumption of finite natural resources, such as fresh water, arable land and fossil fuelsat speeds faster than their rate of regeneration. However, ecological issues are just the beginning|
She told me how this had transformed their lives. One of the women told me that girls could now go to school; women could use the time they saved to cook, to wash clothes, to grow vegetables.
She said they had begun to discuss business matters with their husbands, aware that when men and women work together, they are stronger.
But what troubles me most right now is that women, older people and children in this region are suffering once again. The UN has said thatseverely malnourished children are at risk today of dying of starvation unless they get treatment fast.Catastrophic drought, economic insecurity, crop failures, livestock deaths and ongoing conflict has left almost 15 million people across East Africa on the brink of starvation.
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Ethiopia: An estimated 8 million of Ethiopia's 60 million people are at immediate risk due to drought.
UNICEF estimates that million of those at risk are children under five. (See Ethiopia: The hardest hit and the Ethiopia Donor Update.) Eritrea: Successive years of drought, combined with the.
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