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UN requests USD 1 bn for starving people across globe

The Food and Agriculture Organization expects to cover the nutrition needs of over 30 million people in 26 countries, including Ukraine
15:48, 9 February 2018

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The United Nations agriculture agency asks donors to allocate approximately 1 billion U.S. dollars to combat the issue of starvation in the regions that suffer from local conflicts and consequences of climatic changes. The UN News Centre reported that on Friday.

“The reality is that while the lives of millions of people were saved thanks to rapid humanitarian response in 2017, millions more remain on the very edge of starvation,” Dominique Burgeon, Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Emergency and Rehabilitation Division said Thursday. “Maintaining food production and rebuilding agriculture are fundamental to preventing loss of life from severe hunger and to providing a pathway towards resilience in the midst of humanitarian crises,” the UN News Centre quoted him as saying.

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The FAO hopes the sum will be enough to cover the nutrition needs of over 30 million people in 26 countries, such as Ukraine, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti, South Sudan and Yemen. 

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