UN warns over East Africa hunger 联合国担忧东非的食物问题
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More than 20 million people in the Horn of Africa need food aid because of two years of poor rainfall, the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) says.


The WFP wants more food aid for Somalia and other drought-hit countries
The WFP wants more food aid for Somalia and other drought-hit countries

The body says cuts in its funding have made it more difficult to feed people across Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

The WFP says an added problem is that congestion1(混杂,拥挤) in Djibouti's port is holding up the flow of relief supplies.

Some 14 million people in the region were said to need food aid last year.

The BBC's Uduak Amimo, in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, says the WFP is particularly concerned about Eritrea because it cannot get any reliable information.

The agency says it cannot collect data because of movement restrictions2 and work permits not being issued.

It says it is concerned that malnourished(营养不良的) children and pregnant3 women are not getting the help being offered across the rest of the region.

Meanwhile, congestion in Djibouti's port is holding up relief supplies.

The Ethiopian government and WFP are trying to persuade Sudan and Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland to allow their ports to be used instead.


1 congestion pYmy3     
  • The congestion in the city gets even worse during the summer.夏天城市交通阻塞尤为严重。
  • Parking near the school causes severe traffic congestion.在学校附近泊车会引起严重的交通堵塞。
2 restrictions 81e12dac658cfd4c590486dd6f7523cf     
约束( restriction的名词复数 ); 管制; 制约因素; 带限制性的条件(或规则)
  • I found the restrictions irksome. 我对那些限制感到很烦。
  • a snaggle of restrictions 杂乱无章的种种限制
3 pregnant IP3xP     
  • She is a pregnant woman.她是一名孕妇。
  • She is pregnant with her first child.她怀了第一胎。
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