20m face star­va­tion, says UN

New Straits Times - - World -

NEW YORK: The United Na­tions is warn­ing that the world is fac­ing its worst hu­man­i­tar­ian crisis since the end of World War 2, with more than 20 mil­lion peo­ple fac­ing star­va­tion and famine in four coun­tries.

The world body’s hu­man­i­tar­ian chief Stephen O’Brien called on Fri­day for an ur­gent mo­bil­i­sa­tion of funds, US$4.4 bil­lion (RM19.6 bil­lion) by July, for north­east­ern Nige­ria, Somalia, South Su­dan and Ye­men to “avert a catas­tro­phe”.

“With­out col­lec­tive and co­or­di­nated global ef­forts, peo­ple will sim­ply starve to death.”

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