ROME (IPS) – Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people
facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen,
the UN leading food and agriculture agency’s chief on April 28 warned.
“If nothing is done, some 20 million people could starve to death in the
next six months.”
“Famine does not just kill people, it contributes to social
instability and also perpetuates a cycle of poverty and aid dependency
that endures for decades,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) the Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva added.