U.N. Aid Agencies Warn Of Food Insecurity ‘Hotspots’

U.N. News: Aid agencies call for urgent action to prevent famine in hunger hotspots
“People in four food insecurity ‘hotspots’ inside Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen need help urgently to avoid sliding into famine, U.N. humanitarians said on Friday. … In a joint alert with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), WFP also warned that 16 other countries also face a ‘major (food) emergency — or series of emergencies’ in the next three to six months. The drivers of these humanitarian crises include long-running conflict and a lack of humanitarian access to communities in need; climate extremes and the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, they said in a new report on food insecurity hotspots…” (11/6).

Additional coverage on the U.N. aid agencies’ warning is available from Devex and VOA.

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