The U.N. asked for billions to avert four hunger crises. The money didn’t arrive.

June 3, 2017

At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary General António Guterres, or as many as 20 million people might starve to death in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen.

Five months later, the results of that appeal are dismal. 

Action Against Hunger Chief Executive Andrea Tamburini shares insight on the impact of severe funding shortfalls on efforts to save lives and prevent famine.