This week marks one month since the United Nations declared famine in South Sudan and warnings that Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia could soon follow. In a race against time to prevent four famines in Africa and western Asia, the UN and its humanitarian agencies need to raise 5.6 billion dollars. The latest available figures show that United Nations had raised just 90 million dollars by the end of February. Around 4.4 billion dollars is needed within the next few weeks to help fight the crisis. All four hardest hit countries, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, are affected by war, making it difficult for humanitarians to deliver aid to starving people.
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