Tuesday, April 11, 2017

UN Warns Of Risk Of Mass Starvation In Four Countries

DW: UN: Risk of mass starvation rising rapidly in parts of east Africa, Nigeria and Yemen

An additional one million people are on the brink of famine in South Sudan, the UN says, as 20 million people in countries hit by poor harvests and conflict risk starvation. Aid pledges are well below targets.

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday warned the risk that millions of people could starve to death in South Sudan and Somalia and neighboring countries, as well as in Yemen and Nigeria, was growing.

Drought, failed harvests and ongoing conflicts have meant that food insecurity and acute malnutrition rates were rising in areas where 20 million people live, UNHCR said.

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More News On The UN Warning Of Risk Of Mass Starvation In Four Countries

UNHCR says death risk from starvation in Horn of Africa, Yemen, Nigeria growing, displacement already rising -- UNHCR
Risk of mass starvation rising rapidly in Africa, Yemen - U.N. -- Reuters
Risk of ‘mass’ starvation in four African countries, warns UN -- AFP
UN agency warns of risk of mass starvation in Africa, Yemen -- AP
Africa and Yemen face mass starvation and drought, UN refugee agency warns -- The Independent
Starvation stalks Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen -- Al Jazeera
Mass starvation threatens the lives of 20 million people in the Horn of Africa, U.N. warns -- VICE News

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