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UN Warns of Famine Threat in Somalia

The U.N. humanitarian chief appealed Wednesday for urgently needed funding to prevent wide-scale hunger in the Horn of Africa after another failed rainy season.   Mark Lowcock said he would release $45 million from the U.N.’s emergency fund to help avert a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, but that about $700 million more is needed this year to prevent another famine like Somalia saw in 2011, when a quarter of a million people died.   Of the allocated funds,...

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