MSN - UN says world faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945
The AP reports: "The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United
Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in four
countries facing starvation and famine, the U.N. humanitarian chief said
Friday. [...] U.N. and food organizations define famine as when more than 30
percent of children under age 5 suffer from acute malnutrition and
mortality rates are two or more deaths per 10,000 people every day,
among other criteria."
Comment: The real issue here is war, this is a man-made famine, hopefully they can find a way to address that root cause.