UN warns of ‘mass deaths’ from starvation

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The UN refugee agency has issued a renewed warning of the risk of mass deaths from starvation in Somalia, South Sudan, north-east Nigeria and Yemen.

UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said drought, conflict and a lack of funding meant that an avoidable humanitarian crisis was fast becoming inevitable.

He told reporters in Geneva there were fears of a worse situation than in 2011, when a drought in the Horn of Africa killed more than 250,000 people.

The UN has asked for $4,4bn (£3,5bn) dollars to address the problem, but has only received about $1bn.

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