U.N. Publication Warns Of Deepening Conflicts, Potential Natural Disasters Likely To Require Billions In Aid
Reuters/Thomson Reuters Foundation: From Libya to El Nino, U.N. experts warn: there’s worse to come
“A group of U.N. experts tasked with forecasting the next disasters likely to require billions of dollars in humanitarian aid has warned of deepening crises in global hotspots from Burundi to Afghanistan over the next six months. … The political risks the report lists are likely to increase the number of people globally needing humanitarian aid by as much as 1.9 million, it said. But that is still far fewer than those likely to need help coping with natural disasters, especially the El Nino weather phenomenon, the report added…” (11/3).