The United Nations says the world is being confronted with the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. It's calling for a coordinated global effort to help 20 million people facing famine in four countries. One of them is Somalia.
Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence and hunger are women and children.
Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another famine.
Humanitarian flights have been refused access to Yemen, where millions of people face starvation. Saudi Arabia sealed all entry points to Yemen after Houthi rebels launched a missile attack on Riyadh's airport.
Mass famine in Yemen would affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition lifts its blockade of the country, the UN's aid chief has warned. The Security Council has demanded aid be allowed to enter Yemen.
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