July, 2017: Famine threatens Africa

A severe famine hit some of the southern regions of Sudan and threatened three other countries: Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen.


​© WFP / Philipp Herzog

Already in these four countries, people are dying for lack of food and are in dire need of help. 
At the origin of this tragedy is drought, but also armed conflict that prevents farmers from cultivating their land or moving food to market. More than 13 million people in the area are affected.
Our emergency fund supports WFP food assistance in calling on the generosity of our donors.