Posts Tagged ‘Famine’

World faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

  • 11 March 2017 - 16:57
World faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

BBC - The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe". UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan...

First famine in six years announced in South Sudan

  • 20 February 2017 - 18:52
First famine in six years announced in South Sudan

BBC - A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. A combination of civil war and...