. Hunger crisis grips Horn of Africa – but 80% of Britons unaware, poll shows « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE GUARDIAN – As the war in Ukraine rages, the combined effect of three failed rainy seasons has pushed parts of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia to the brink, killing livestock, forcing people to leave their homes and increasing levels of child malnutrition. The Russian invasion has exacerbated the situation, pushing up the price of staples such as wheat and sunflower oil, as well as fuel. However, according to polling commissioned by Christian Aid, while 91% of the British public is aware of Vladimir Putin’s war, only 23% know about the worsening humanitarian crisis in east Africa. Patrick Watt, CEO of Christian Aid, said the findings were “deeply concerning”.

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