AFP: UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries
UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.
More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster, Guterres told a news conference at UN headquarters.
"We need $4.4 billion by the end of March to avert a catastrophe," he said.
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