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FROM THE BLOG

5 signs of hunger I’ve never seen

“I started covering hunger stories for World Vision in 2005. Between Niger, Angola, the Horn of Africa food crisis, and other disasters, I thought I’d seen it all. But I was wrong.”

9-year-old Ejiem sits with the carcass of his favorite sheep, Merireng, in Turkana, Kenya. The East Africa drought has caused the death of many animals like Merireng. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

FROM THE BLOG

5 signs of hunger I’ve never seen

“I started covering hunger stories for World Vision in 2005. Between Niger, Angola, the Horn of Africa food crisis, and other disasters, I thought I’d seen it all. But I was wrong.”

9-year-old Ejiem sits with the carcass of his favorite sheep, Merireng, in Turkana, Kenya. The East Africa drought has caused the death of many animals like Merireng. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

FROM THE BLOG

5 signs of hunger I’ve never seen

“I started covering hunger stories for World Vision in 2005. Between Niger, Angola, the Horn of Africa food crisis, and other disasters, I thought I’d seen it all. But I was wrong.”

9-year-old Ejiem sits with the carcass of his favorite sheep, Merireng, in Turkana, Kenya. The East Africa drought has caused the death of many animals like Merireng. (©2017 World Vision/photo by Jon Warren)

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From the Field

Africa hunger, famine facts: What you need to know

In the midst of all the conflicting headlines you see each day, you’ve probably heard about the Africa hunger crisis. Here are a few basic facts about drought, famine, malnutrition, and hunger in Africa as well as how you can help World Vision respond.