JUBA/GENEVA (Reuters) - South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45,000 people in Jonglei and Unity states are expected to remain in famine-like conditions and the situation is...
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has had to scale back plans for emergency feeding of 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria.
The fundamental responsibility, yes, lies with those countries and the warring parties across the contexts. They must meet their most basic obligations to protect their people, provide services and uphold the safe passage of aid.
The devastation wrought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could exacerbate Europe's migration crisis if the world fails to act urgently, the country's chief humanitarian coordinator said.
This crisis can be averted and we want people to understand this will work if it's funded. We can avert the famine.
The disaster is part of an arc of hunger and violence threatening 20 million people as it stretches across Africa into the Middle East.
Famine is a stain on our collective conscience. Millions of lives are at risk and more will die if we do not act quickly and decisively.
Famine has been ongoing since last year in parts of Nigeria where the government is fighting a seven-year long Boko Haram insurgency.
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