U.N. Releases $100M In Emergency Funding To Prevent Famine In 7 Countries
U.N. News: U.N. releases $100 million to guard against famine
“The United Nations released $100 million of emergency funding on Tuesday to stave off the risk of famine in seven countries most at risk from a hunger epidemic fueled by conflict, economic decline, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Lowcock, head of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said $80 million would be split between Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen, which would get the biggest tranche of $30 million. A further $20 million had been set aside for Ethiopia, where droughts could worsen an already fragile situation…” (11/17).
VOA News: U.N. Releases $100M in Bid to Prevent Famine in 7 Countries
“…Before the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe, bringing socio-economic shocks with it, there were already 135 million people facing serious food insecurity in 55 countries, according to U.N. data. Those numbers have grown this year … Of the six countries, all are dealing with conflict, climate shocks, and displacement crises. Ethiopia has also experienced below-average rainfall this year and a massive locust infestation, and in recent weeks has added the threat of civil conflict as tensions explode in the northern Tigray province…” (Besheer, 11/17).
Additional coverage is available from The Telegraph.
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