U.N. Appeal for Aid to Drought-Stricken Horn of Africa Falls Far Short of Goal

Photo: courtesy of Democracy Now!

A push by the U.N. to raise funds for the worsening humanitarian disaster in the Horn of Africa fell far short of its goal, raising just $2.4 billion of the $7 billion needed to respond to the hunger crisis facing millions of people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

U.N Secretary-General António Guterres appealed to wealthy nations to step up, saying, “People in the Horn of Africa are paying an unconscionable price for a climate crisis they did nothing to cause.” Guterres spoke ahead of the U.N.’s pledging event Wednesday.

Secretary-General António Guterres: “The longest drought on record. Mass displacement after years of conflict and insecurity. Skyrocketing food prices. And now chaos and fighting have engulfed Sudan, radiating instability across the entire region.”

Deja una respuesta

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

Artículos Relacionados