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Hunger in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA) continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have spread and worsened since 2011, threatening the region’s efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Zero Hunger.

Stakeholders in the food industry have advocated the enactment of adequate policies to ensure food fortification and reduce malnutrition in Nigeria.

Lesotho needs 203.73 million maloti ($14 million) for food aid for almost half a million people.

A picture of past drought which saw several animals die due to lack of pasture and water The United Nations now say that close to 2 million people are at risk f starvation in Somalia.

Baringo County has entered into a Sh2.3 billion deal with the World Food Programme in a bid to fight perennial hunger resulting from drought.

Poor allocation of funds for agriculture, wrong priorities and lack of co-ordination from the government have pushed Kenya into a food crisis.

More than 750,000 South Sudanese children under age 5 are expected to face acute malnutrition this year, according to the International Rescue Committee.

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has warned of impending food insecurity amid severe drought ravaged the region.

An African Development Bank (AfDB) official on Thursday urged African countries to put in place polices that would help cut the continent's food import bill.

Mozambique's first disaster was a cyclone. The second has been cholera. Now hunger could be the third.

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