The UN warns that South Sudan may be on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. Nearly a quarter of the population is in urgent need of food aid. The Red Cross has begun food drops in flashpoint Jonglei State.
The UN says prolonged dry weather - the worst in 15 years - is leading to severe food shortages in North Korea. The isolated communist state, which partly relies on food aid, will likely need increased imports this year.
Ethiopia has warned that its supply of emergency food aid will run out by next month. Nearly 16 million people need urgent assistance as drought continues to parch the breadth of the Horn of Africa.
War-torn South Sudan and Somalia are being badly hit by East Africa's hunger crisis. But in Kenya, which is at peace, millions also need food aid. Critics blame the political class.
Manuela is on the run. She left the war and famine of her native South Sudan behind. However, a heavy drought is also threatening the existence of many people in her new Northern Kenyan refuge.
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