U.N. Humanitarian Chief Warns World Facing Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since WWII With 20M People At Risk Of Starvation, Famine In 4 Nations
Agence France-Presse: World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: U.N.
“The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries. The world body’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien called Friday for an urgent mobilization of funds — $4.4 billion by July — for northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen to ‘avert a catastrophe’…” (3/11).
U.N. News Centre: U.N. aid chief urges global action as starvation, famine loom for 20 million across four countries
“…Without collective and coordinated global efforts, he warned, people risk starving to death and succumbing to disease, stunted children and lost futures, and mass displacements and reversed development gains. … ‘I continue to reiterate the same message to all: only a political solution will ultimately end human suffering and bring stability to the region,’ [O’Brien] said, noting that with access and funding, humanitarians will do more, but cautioned that relief workers were ‘not the long-term solution to the growing crisis’…” (3/10).