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More resources needed to pull countries "back from brink" of famine

10.08.2017 08:02 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) More resources are urgently needed to protect 20 million people at risk of famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and North-East Nigeria, UN Radio says referring to the President of the UN Security Council yesterday report. As to him, now the world feels the «devastating impact on civilians» of on-going conflict and violence. The President highlighted the devastating humanitarian consequences of conflict and violence, which are a major reason why so many people in the four countries affected continue to be at risk of famine. He noteed in particular the link between food scarcity and increased vulnerability of women, children and persons with disabilities. As to him, all parties involved within fighting and instability in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and North-East Nigeria need to «urgently take steps» to allow more effective relief operations on the ground, the statement adds. Thus, taking into account the «unprecedented threat» of famine within the four countries, the UN Security Council President called on UN Chief António Guterres to brief members within this year Oct on the latest developments.

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