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UN aid chief urges global action as starvation, famine loom for 20 million across four countries

Just back from Kenya, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia – countries that are facing or are at risk of famine – the top United Nations humanitarian official today urged the international community for comprehensive action to save people from simply “starving to death.”

“We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN,” UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council today.

Politics in tough places: UN diplomacy in today’s crises

Jeffrey D. Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, briefs journalists on a range of issues, including the situations in Mali, Somalia, Syria and Madagascar. 08 February 2013 United Nations, New YorkRemarks by Jeffrey Feltman, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs at a Brookings Institution function on 15 July, in Washington, USA.
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Global forced displacement of people at 18 year high

Major refugee hosting countries, end 2012More people are refugees or internally displaced than at any time since 1994, with the crisis in Syria having emerged as a major new factor in global displacement. UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, covers Continue reading