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U.N. Warns Yemen, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and South Sudan Facing Possible Famine Amid Pandemic

HeadlineNov 09, 2020

As reported global coronavirus cases top 50 million, the United Nations is warning parts of Yemen, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and South Sudan are all at risk of falling into famine within the coming months as the pandemic has exacerbated already dire food insecurity due to conflict, mass displacement, and economic, climate and agricultural crises. Another 16 countries are at high risk of acute hunger. Food producers — farmers, herders, fishers and foresters — are the most affected by hunger.

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