The Yanomami people suffer from mercury-poisoned water and degraded food sources caused by illegal gold mining.
UN agency says that of the total number of children of Africa facing hunger, nearly two million across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia require urgent treatment for severe acute malnutrition.
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More than 10 million tons of Ukrainian grain have been shipped since Türkiye, the UN, Russia, and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul in late July.
In the Somali region — one of the worst affected — the malnutrition rate jumped 64 percent in the past year, according to Save the Children.
“A combination of violence, insecurity, deep poverty and record-high food prices is exacerbating malnutrition and driving millions to the fringes of survival,” according to the UN.
As violence aggravates existing crises, 15% of Burkina Faso's population is currently faced with food insecurity, and 1 in 10 children suffer from malnutrition, says the Red Cross.
While the deaths from malnutrition — recorded between June last year and April 1 — are close to 2,000, the number is likely higher as most hunger deaths go unrecorded.
The conflict has severely disrupted food imports to the region, the UN children's agency said, adding if the situation persists it could impact children in Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
“More and more children are going to bed hungry in Yemen,” says Catherine Russell, UNICEF's executive director.
At least 18 million Afghans are in need of assistance and the United Nations' plan is to provide help for at least 15.7 million of them, says Ramiz Alakbarov, UN humanitarian chief in Afghanistan.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says 26.6 percent of children screened at remote clinics in recent weeks throughout Ethiopia’s northwest region of Tigray were malnourished.
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