November 10

UN Warns Nigeria, Yemen and Others Risk Falling Into Famine in 6 Months

The United Nation’s World Food Programme with the Food and Agriculture Organization  has warned that Nigeria could face a “major (food) emergency… or series of emergencies” in the next three to six months, alongside Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Yemen.

This was disclosed in a report by the United Nations on Friday evening. The UN said the most vulnerable region in Nigeria is the North East, adding that the drivers of these humanitarian crises include long-running conflicts, and a lack of humanitarian access to communities in need.

Photo courtesy of Ministério do Desenvolvimento Social.

Source: Nairametrics (link opens in a new window)

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