联合国:非洲之角旱情好转 UN: Conditions Improving in Horn of Africa

11 November, 2011

联合国表示,整个非洲之角的干旱和饥荒状况正在缓解,但该地区的危机还没有结束。
  
联合国人道主义事务办公室表示,正在持续的降雨改善了非洲之角大多数地区的水供给状况。同时,索马里、埃塞俄比亚和肯尼亚大部分干旱严重地区的自然植被有了很大改善。
  
星期五公布的报告引述联合国粮食安全和营养工作组的话说,水量的丰富还提高了山羊和其它牲畜的产奶量。
  
但联合国警告说,由于粮食价格高涨、道路不通以及冲突,当地的粮食危机仍然严峻。肯尼亚军队最近进入索马里南部追缴激进组织青年党。
  
今年早些时候,由于降雨连年稀少,索马里南部六个地区宣布出现饥荒。救援机构仍然在帮助非洲之角数百万灾民,其中主要在索马里。索马里正面临粮食短缺和地区安全问题。

The United Nations says drought and famine conditions are easing across the Horn of Africa, though it warns the regional crisis is not over.
  
The U.N. humanitarian affairs office says ongoing rains have improved water supplies in most parts of the Horn, and notes that natural vegetation has “vastly” increased across the drought-stricken parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
  
The report Friday, which cites the U.N. Food Security and Nutrition Working Group, says the increase in water has also led to increased milk production from goats and other livestock.
  
The U.N. cautions that food security in the region remains shaky due to high food prices, impassable roads, and conflict. Kenyan forces recently crossed into southern Somalia to hunt down the militant group al-Shabab.
  
Earlier this year, famine was declared in six areas of southern Somalia after back-to-back years of poor rain. Aid agencies are still helping millions of people in the Horn, mainly Somalis, who are dealing with food shortages and regional insecurity.