UN calls for more aid to avoid largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years – video

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945, says UN official

Stephen O’Brien, the UN under secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, speaks to the UN security council in New York on Friday, and urges member states to make urgent funding available to avert famine in four countries. Calling the situations in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria “the largest humanitarian crisis” since the creation of the UN in 1945, O’Brien says immediate action needs to be taken to tackle the “looming human catastrophes”


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