News Outlets Highlight Humanitarian Crises, Hunger, Disease Outbreaks In Conflict-Affected Nations Of Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria

Christian Science Monitor: As global famine aid comes up short, Somalis abroad step up
“Every year, Somalis abroad send about $1.4 billion back home — almost a quarter of the country’s GDP. As organizations like the United Nations warn that famine could spread, those remittances are an especially vital form of aid…” (Brown, 4/18).

Foreign Policy: Get Ready for Another Famine-Fueled Migrant Crisis — In Nigeria
“Over the past few years, conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, and Afghanistan have created the largest international refugee crisis since World War II. Now, according to a top government official, another massive migrant crisis is looming in a far more populous country: Nigeria…” (Allen-Ebrahimian, 4/18).

News Deeply: Cholera Stalks ‘Refugee Islands’ in Swamplands of South Sudan
“In South Sudan, people are sheltering from conflict wherever they can, including a network of islands in the swamps of Unity State. On one island, where 2,300 displaced people live without access to clean water or toilets, cholera has become rife.

U.N. News Centre: Diseases and sexual violence threaten Somalis, South Sudanese escaping famine — U.N.
“Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fueling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area. Speaking to journalists in New York, John Ging from the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the situation in Somalia was ‘very fast moving’ with more than 6.2 million people in need of food and water, and at risk for cholera and measles…” (4/18).

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