One in seven people in Africa going hungry because they can’t afford to eat

One in seven people in Africa are going hungry because they can’t afford spiralling food costs, new research suggests.

Disabled people, single parents and those living alone are the worst affected, food bank has warned, and people are distancing themselves from family and friends because of the costs of meeting up.

An estimated 11.3 million people faced hunger in the past year – more than double Scotland’s population – the charity which runs more than 1,200 food banks in Africa found.