Starvation looms for six million children in Horn of Africa, charity says

by Katy Migiro

A malnourished baby has his temperature checked inside Medicine Sans Frontieres facility near Sheshemene, southern Ethiopia, file. (Photo: Radu Sigheti/Reuters)

Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts,  according to a statement by the charity Save the Children. Spring rains are also predicted to be poor.