UN Chief: Worldwide Famine Averted, but Numbers of Hungry Growing

The United Nations secretary-general says early action by the international community has helped avert widespread famine, but the number of people in need is continuing to grow.

In February, António Guterres warned that 20 million people were facing starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, North East Nigeria and Yemen, and he appealed for more than $5.6 billion for 2017.

“While we have succeeded in keeping famine at bay, we have not kept suffering at bay,” Guterres told a U.N. Security Council meeting Thursday on the issue.

He said while the international community responded quickly,...
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