U.N.’s $100M In Emergency Funding For Preventing Famine May Fall Short In Meeting Global Needs
Devex: U.N.’s $100M famine response is not enough to match rising needs, experts say
“The United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund released $100 million in emergency funding on Wednesday to avert the rising risk of famine in [several] countries. But the new money, while helpful, will likely be a ‘drop in the bucket’ of what is needed, according to Sarah Fuhrman, a humanitarian policy specialist at CARE International. International funding for humanitarian response, including food insecurity, remain at record low levels, despite the rise in humanitarian needs. … A ‘toxic combination’ of the pandemic and other climatic and economic conditions has made the possibility of famine in areas of these countries likely within two to six months, according to the World Food Programme…” (Lieberman, 11/19).