Conflict Facilitates Famine in Africa and Yemen-UN

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Drought stricken Somalis at a food distribution Centre Photo by OCHA

Somalilandsun- The United Nations has said that close to twenty million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen are at risk of starving to death. The food crises in all four of these countries are due, at least in part, to ongoing conflicts there, says Arif Husain, chief economist at the World Food Program (WFP), a UN agency. Without an end to the fighting, international aid can do little more than provide “Band-Aids,” he says. “In most of these areas, if there is peace, and people have seeds, tools, and agricultural inputs, they can go back—they can restart.” Continue reading How Conflict Drives Hunger in Africa, Yemen

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