Author: Priscilla Moreno

Priscilla is a BORGEN Magazine writer.

ASMARA, Eritrea — Eritrea has a history of severe poverty and hunger.  During times of famine, Eritrea is only able to produce enough to feed one quarter of its people. The rate of malnutrition in Eritrea varies depending on the brutality of its droughts, which tend to be every three years. However, the United Nations in particular has managed to forge an important relationship with Eritrea amid difficult political circumstances in order to counteract impending threats to food security. Due to an isolationist political stance by Eritrea’s longstanding president, Isaias Afwerki, the exact figures for malnutrition in Eritrea are difficult to…

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