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East Africa crisis: Where Britain leads, the world must follow

Fatun Mohamed Sareye, 30, walks outside her home at the Shabelle IDP
Fatun Mohamed Sareye, 30, walks outside her home at the Shabelle IDP Credit:  Andrew Renneisen

Right now, the world’s wealthy nations face the ultimate test.

In South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and North East Nigeria people are dying of hunger.

If we take collective, coordinated action, we can prevent millions of people from starving to death. If we do not, international inaction will stain our history and collective conscience.

The pictures of shrunken, emaciated children that are emerging are truly horrific. Their suffering is so shocking you’d be forgiven for turning away from these haunting images.

They desperately need our help. The babies whose bodies are giving up because they are so starved, the parents who spend every moment in a battle to get their children something to eat. Every death from hunger is preventable. And every one of these lives is worth saving.

A boy eats out of a ladle at his home in Ngop in South Sudan's Unity State on March 10, 2017. Credit: ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN

Conflict lies at the root of most of these crises and we need all parties to the conflicts to put an end to violence, allow...

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