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Warning of famine, United Nations releases $100mn to 7 countries


  • The United Nations humanitarian office is releasing $100mn in emergency funding to 7 countries at risk of famine in Africa and the Middle East amid conflict and the pandemic, while the humanitarian chief says returning to a world where famines are common would be obscene.” 
  • $80 million of the money will go to Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen. 
  • This would be the 1st time famine has been declared since 2017 in parts of South Sudan.