Conflict, Lack Of Funding Intensifying Food Insecurity, Humanitarian Aid Shortages In South Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, U.N. Says
Associated Press: U.N. food agency warns South Sudan conflict is fueling famine
“The head of the U.N.’s food and agriculture agency warned Tuesday that conflict in South Sudan could undermine hopes of avoiding a new famine next year…” (5/31).
U.N. News Centre: Do not stand silent while Syrian parties use starvation, fear as ‘methods of war,’ urges U.N. aid chief
“Though there are significantly fewer reports of violence in some parts of Syria, the consequences of the conflict continue to devastate lives, the top United Nations relief official said [Tuesday], calling for ending attacks and obstacles that prevent humanitarian workers from reaching the hundreds of thousands of civilians still trapped in the war-torn country…” (5/30).
VOA News: Famine Looms in Former Boko Haram Stronghold in NE Nigeria
“The United Nations is warning that more than 1.4 million people in northeastern Nigeria could face famine by September because of a severe funding shortage. To date, only 28 percent of the U.N. appeal for more than $1 billion to provide humanitarian aid for nearly seven million people has been received…” (Schlein, 5/30).