4 Countries Close To Famine, Says U.N.

The Telegraph: Revealed: The four countries facing famine in 2020
“Millions in South Sudan are on the edge of starvation, the United Nations has warned, with ‘multiple famines looming’ in a number of other countries as well. Across the globe millions have been left starving as the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing food insecurity linked to conflict and climate change. Alongside South Sudan, parts of Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Burkina Faso are also close to famine, the U.N. said, with hundreds of thousands of people only able to survive thanks to food aid…” (Rigby, 12/17).

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