U.N. Receives Pledges For Only 36% Of $6.1B Request To Address Hunger Crises In 4 Nations

Washington Post: The U.N. asked for billions to avert four hunger crises. The money didn’t arrive.
“At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary-General António Guterres, or as many as 20 million people might starve to death. Five months later, the results of that appeal are dismal. … The funding is for four countries facing massive hunger crises: South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen. Of the $6.1 billion requested for those countries, only $2.2 billion, or 36 percent, has been pledged…” (Sieff, 6/3).