Global Efforts Suppressing Famine In 4 Nations, But More Funding Needed To Alleviate Hunger, U.N. Officials Warn
Los Angeles Times: The U.N. World Food Programme is seeing substantial funding, but it’s still not enough to meet global needs
“Funding for the United Nations World Food Programme is substantial compared with other times in the agency’s history, but more is needed to meet global needs, the agency’s executive director said. The United States is responsible for more than half the funding, David Beasley, executive director of the program, said this week during side briefings at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. … Beasley said that even though the WFP has substantial donations, ‘the needs are not being met’…” (Simmons, 9/21).
U.N. News Centre: Global action keeping famine at bay but failing to prevent suffering, U.N. chief warns
“Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General António Guterres warned [Thursday]…” (9/21).