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UN report: How to save 20 million people from starvation

Posted on AllSides March 12th, 2017
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The United Nations is calling for a united effort among member countries to tackle the “largest humanitarian crisis” in more than 70 years.

Stephen O’Brien, the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said on Friday that more than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria are facing the threat of starvation and famine. Urging more financial support from member countries, Mr. O’Brien said $4.4 billion is needed by July to avert this disaster.

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