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Ana 10 Miliyoni Akukumana ndi Chilala Chachikulu ku Africa

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Written by Linda S. Hohnholz

"Ngati sitichitapo kanthu pano, tidzaona kufa kwa ana pakatha milungu ingapo." Awa ndi mawu a UNICEF Mtsogoleri Wachigawo cha Kummawa ndi Kumwera kwa Africa, Mohamed M. Fall. Iye anawonjezera kuti, “Njala yayandikira.”

Ana opitilira 1.7 miliyoni ku Ethiopia, Kenya ndi Somalia amafunikira chithandizo chamsanga chifukwa cha kuperewera kwa zakudya m'thupi. Ngati mvula siinagwe m’masabata akudzawa, chiwerengerochi chidzakwera kufika pa 2 miliyoni.

Chiwerengero cha ana omwe akukumana ndi chilala choopsa kudera la Horn of Africa chawonjezeka ndi 40 peresenti m'miyezi iwiri, ikuchenjeza UNICEF. Pakati pa mwezi wa February ndi April, chiwerengero cha ana omwe akukumana ndi chilala kuphatikizapo njala yaikulu, kuperewera kwa zakudya m'thupi ndi ludzu chinawonjezeka kuchoka pa 7.25 miliyoni kufika pa 10 miliyoni.

UNICEF yasinthanso pempho lake ladzidzidzi kuchoka pa $119 miliyoni kufika pafupifupi $250 miliyoni kuti ziwonetse kufunikira komwe kukukulirakulira mderali. Ndi 20 peresenti yokha yomwe imathandizidwa.

Ngozi yomwe idachitika chifukwa cha nyengo kudera la Horn of Africa ndiye chilala choipitsitsa chomwe chigawochi chakhalapo zaka 40. Nyengo zitatu zotsatizana za chilimwe zathamangitsa anthu masauzande ambiri kuchoka mnyumba zawo, kupha ziweto zambiri ndi mbewu, kukulitsa kuperewera kwa zakudya m'thupi ndikuwonjezera chiopsezo cha matenda. Ku Somalia anthu oposa 81,000 ali pachiopsezo cha njala kumapeto kwa June ngati nyengo yachinayi yotsatizana ya mvula ikulephera, mitengo ya chakudya ikupitirira kukwera kwambiri, ndipo thandizo lothandizira anthu silikuwonjezeka.

M'miyezi iwiri yapitayi kudutsa Horn of Africa:

Chiwerengero cha mabanja opanda mwayi wodalirika wa madzi abwino ndi otetezeka chawonjezeka pafupifupi kawiri - kuchoka pa 5.6 miliyoni kufika pa 10.5 miliyoni.

Chiwerengero cha anthu omwe akutchulidwa kuti alibe chakudya chakwera kuchoka pa 9 miliyoni kufika pa 16 miliyoni.

Chiwerengero cha ana amene sali pasukulu chidakali chokwera mochititsa mantha kufika pa 15 miliyoni. Ana owonjezera 1.1 miliyoni ali pachiwopsezo chosiya sukulu chifukwa masukulu masauzande ambiri alibe kale madzi.

UNICEF ikugwira ntchito m'dera lonselo kuti ipereke chithandizo chopulumutsa moyo, kuphatikizapo chithandizo cha kusowa kwa zakudya m'thupi komanso kupeza madzi aukhondo ndi ntchito zaumoyo. Pamodzi ndi othandizana nawo, UNICEF ikupereka njira zothandizira mabanja monga kutumiza ndalama, kusunga ana pa maphunziro ndi kuwateteza ku nkhanza ndi kuzunzidwa.

"Ife muyenera kuchitapo kanthu tsopano kupulumutsa miyoyo ya ana – komanso kuteteza ubwana,” akutero Mohamed M Fall. “Ana akutaya nyumba zawo, maphunziro awo ndi ufulu wawo wokulira motetezeka ku zovuta. Iwo ndi oyenera kuwaganizira padziko lonse panopa.”

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Linda S. Hohnholz

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