The United Nations needs $4.4 billion within the next few weeks to prevent “a catastrophe” of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday.
Guterres said at a press conference on Wednesday at UN headquarters, with over 20 million people already facing starvation with famine already declared in South Sudan, action is needed now to a stop October 19, 2016, released by UNICEF– a upcoming humanitarian disaster – by the end of March.
As of now the UN is said to have raised around $90 million
The charity UNICEF reported “Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen”.
Besides the countries experiencing famine now, others are on the tip of declaring famine with millions clinging on to the last bite to survive.