In Africa, hunger is increasing at an alarming rate. The COVID-19 pandemic, conflict, drought, economic woes and extreme weather are reversing years of progress. As of 2019, 234 million sub-Saharan Africans were chronically undernourished, more than in any other region. In the whole of Africa, 250 million people were experiencing hunger, which is nearly 20% of the population. Conditions are deteriorating across East Africa, where 7 million people are at risk of starvation and another 33.8 million face acute food insecurity. At least 12.8 million children are acutely malnourished in the region.
Lord, hear their prayers! And we pray for them also.
Evan Riehl, Lititz, Pa.