Friday, October 9, 2015   

Yemen, Somalia urgently need humanitarian aid: UN
(07-03 12:00)

The director of UN humanitarian operations is urging the world to give millions to alleviate major humanitarian emergencies in Yemen, where 10.5 million people need food, and in Somalia, where all indicators point to a repeat of its 2011 famine.
John Ging, who visited both countries last week, told a news conference Wednesday that the U.N.'s response is limited because it has received only $195 million of the $529 million it needs in Yemen and only $232 million of the $933 million in needs in Somalia.
He said the humanitarian situation in Yemen is driven by political instability, insecurity and an economic crisis that has left the country "on the brink of an economic collapse.''
Ging said Somalia "is at a crossroads,'' with large numbers of people in "humanitarian distress.'' --AP   
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