Joint FAO/WFP Briefing on the Four Famine-risk Countries
Start: 12:30 GMT(+2)
The world is facing one of the largest food crises in decades, with 30 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — severely food insecure, many on the brink of famine. Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, where 100 000 people are at risk, and more than 5.5 million people will not have any reliable source of food by July.
The event is an opportunity for FAO and WFP to brief members on the latest food security situation in the four countries, present the ongoing response by the two agencies, and highlight constraints faced in tackling hunger in the affected areas.
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