Skip to comments.20 Million People Worldwide May Starve In The Next 6 Months
Posted on 02/16/2017 4:10:22 AM PST by blam
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 20 million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, U.N. World Food Programme chief economist Arif Husain says.
Wars in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in east Africa has ruined the agricultural economy.
"In my not quite 15 years with the World Food Programme, this is the first time that we are literally talking about famine in four different parts of the world at the same time," he told Reuters in an interview.
"Its almost overwhelming to comprehend that in the 21st century people are still experiencing famines of such magnitude. Were talking about 20 million people, and all this within the next six months, or now. Yemen is now, Nigeria is now, South Sudan is now," he said.
"Somalia, when I look at the indicators in terms of extremely high food prices, falling livestock prices and agricultural wages, its going to come pretty fast."
The global humanitarian system is already struggling with a historic surge in migration, huge operations in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and serious situations in Ukraine, Burundi, Libya and Zimbabwe.
"Then you have places like DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), CAR (Central African Republic), Burundi, Mali, Niger, where people are chronically food insecure but ... theres just not enough resources to go around.
Humanitarian aid is at record high levels but demand is growing even faster, creating a huge gap. "In northeast Nigeria were feeding more than 1 million people and just a few months ago we didnt even have an office there," Husain said.
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UN and Islam to blame. So sick of this shit.
If after all of the money and support we have provide, this disaster should still occur, the UN has failed in its mission beyond redemption and should be dismantled. There are other ways we can assist that will actually get results rather than feeding a den of snakes while letting innocent children to suffer.
The sob story prelude to ‘documenting’ that 20 million will starve if Trump cuts funding to the UN.
Anything from the UN I discount out of the gate. They have no credibility.
The same people whining about food are the same people who want us to shorten the growing season by reducing C02.
UN feeds them....they breed.....feed them some more.....breeds more. Have a bad agriculture year? Mass starvation.
Stop feeding them now. Make them make their piece of the planet self sufficient. Or not.
And the common denominator is ....?
as time goes on, the likelihood of famine doesn't decrease, it increases as does the likelihood of war, and disease.
I just don’t care anymore! Let US take care of our own here at home. f_ck the UN, Islam, Africa
Famine, pestilence and the sword.
Half of me agrees. The other half wants to.
Not my monkey, not my circus.
People are always starving. I don’t see news here.
The moral obligation ends after 1 generation.
Corrupt politicians. Until they remove the corruption, nothing will save them.
Easy. Just have an unelected judge in Washington State rule the famine illegal.