NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of people are dying Africa without the knowledge of the international community largely due to insufficient of coverage by the media.
This is according to an international aid organisation which mentioned Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Lake Chad Basin, Madagascar and Sudan that have experienced deadly conflict but received the least media attention in 2016.
“There are many disasters around the world that rarely make it into the news. They have been neglected or eclipsed by others grabbing the world’s attention,” said Philippe Guiton, Care International’s Humanitarian and Operations Director.
Care has released its report titled Suffering in Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2016.”
In 2017, Care said the world faces conflicts exacerbated by frequent typhoons, droughts and floods.
It urged world leaders to assume their responsibility to prevent and end conflict.
“They must step up their action,” Guiton said.
The UN’s Global Humanitarian Overview for 2017 requires $22,2 billion to help over 92 million people in urgent need.
A majority of these are in northeast Nigeria where the Boko Haram terror group has killed 20 000 people and displaced 3 million. Over 11 million are facing hunger.
– CAJ NEWS