From Gaza to South Sudan: 7 countries most affected by hunger in 2024

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    United Nations agencies and development groups on Wednesday said that around 282 million people suffered from acute hunger due to conflicts, popularly in Gaza and Sudan in the last year. Here are 7 countries suffering the most from hunger.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC):

    The DRC has been grappling with conflict and poverty for over two decades, leading to the worlds largest hunger crisis. Millions are facing severe hunger, displacement, and disease outbreaks.

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    Yemen has been devastated by civil war for years, leading to widespread hunger and malnutrition. The UN estimates that millions are on the brink of famine.

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Central African Republic (CAR):

    The CAR is one of the poorest and most fragile countries in the world. Ongoing conflict and political instability have severely impacted food security.

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    Madagascar is an island nation vulnerable to climate shocks like droughts and cyclones. These disasters disrupt food production and worsen hunger.

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    Food crises escalated alarmingly in 2023, especially in Gaza. After nearly seven months of Israeli bombardment, people cannot meet even the most basic, food needs.

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South Sudan

    South Sudan gained independence in 2011, but civil war has since plagued the country. Hunger is widespread, and millions rely on humanitarian aid.

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    Somalia has long been affected by drought, conflict, and poverty. These factors continue to drive hunger and malnutrition.

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