UN urges world not to ignore east Africa drought and hunger crisis – BBC News

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

The United Nations’ aid chief has urged the international community not to ignore the devastating drought and hunger crisis facing east Africa.

Martin Griffiths of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the world has not been paying enough attention to crises beyond the war in Ukraine.

Twenty million people in the region are at risk of severe hunger, according to the UN.

Ethiopia is facing the country’s worst drought in half a century, while 40 per cent of Somalia’s population is facing food insecurity.

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26 comments

Imtiaz Khan May 13, 2022 - 9:10 PM

WTF is UN.

Malcom X May 13, 2022 - 9:12 PM

UN say anything on occupied Palestine.

মুক্ত মানুষ May 13, 2022 - 9:12 PM

WATCHING FROM UKRAINE ❤️❤️❤️

science of stupid official May 13, 2022 - 9:14 PM

I live in Kenya help
I don't live in the dry northern but if you can world help

Syed shabaz Haider naqvi May 13, 2022 - 9:15 PM

Ty

Failed Austrian painter May 13, 2022 - 9:15 PM

Still not independent yet Africa?

Neil Wilde May 13, 2022 - 9:16 PM

Defund the BBC

Aelius Romanus May 13, 2022 - 9:18 PM

I still need to understand why on earth they've so many children.

disco stu2 May 13, 2022 - 9:19 PM

Stop giving money to Ukraine Nazis and, end world hunger.. this is done by design

Silvia Shefa May 13, 2022 - 9:19 PM

𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗨𝗽 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗛𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲

The United Nations recently celebrated the International Mother Earth Day as a reminder to protect the environment. Heat waves, droughts, fires and heavy rains that cause severe flooding have become more frequent in many parts of the world due to climate change, which affects the entire worldwide population.

The Earth is facing a “triple planetary crisis,” warn UN officials. Climate disruption, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste are the main areas of concern regarding the current state of the environment. This year, the Earth Day’s theme is “Invest In Our Planet,” so what would humanity's best investment for the planet be?

We need to start by cleaning up the planet. There is no place on Earth where the air and water are clean, and that's a real problem. In theory, tackling this issue should be our priority when it comes to taking action to improve the dismal state of our planet. But let’s not fool ourselves. Such a plan alone will solve nothing.

It will only help the international organizations to justify their own existence. They tick off "done" to raise as much money as they want, and that's it. If we do not improve relations between us, we will not be able to achieve the great and ambitious improvement in nature that we want and need to attain globally. We will never achieve a good result through bureaucratic, mechanical measures.

There are a lot of people sitting in their comfortable offices profiting from the environmental crisis and demanding money and respect. They keep flying from one end of the world to the other on all kinds of missions to make a lot of noise with what they are "doing" and which everyone "needs to hear" as if that alone means something is happening, but in practice we see no real progress. The Earth must also be cleansed of them, of these people who engage in useless campaigns that only cause harm because they mislead the world, leading it away from the real solution.

The cleaning of the planet should start inside out. If we do not clean the planet from within, and continue with our reckless behavior and the selfish nature of our hearts as before, nothing will change for the better. The immense sums invested in environmental initiatives should be directed to spreading an educational process aimed at improving the way we relate to each other.

Humans are the most developed and influential factors of all of nature's levels: still, vegetative, animate and human. Since we occupy the highest level in nature, positively affecting the environment, the climate, and nature in general can be achieved by reaching positive relations among us. On the contrary, by letting our divisive drives tear apart human relations, we also destroy our surrounding environment, the very nature that our lives depend on.

The more we humans are able to correct ourselves by changing our divisive attitudes toward each other into positive attitudes of mutual support, encouragement, mutual responsibility, and reciprocal concern, the more we will receive positive feedback from nature. And the more we develop without making this necessary correction, the more negative feedback we will receive from nature, as we have experienced in the form of natural disasters, pandemics.

It is of utmost importance for us to organize our thoughts, desires and qualities so that we understand that saving the environment and a shift to a better future depend solely on changing our attitudes to each other: from antagonistic egoism to positive, compassionate and cooperative relationships.

غثاء السيل May 13, 2022 - 9:19 PM

سنة الله في خلقه قد يعيش هاؤلاء في امان بعد الحرب النووية

Sunny Fairclough May 13, 2022 - 9:19 PM

Geoengineering Africa. Weather modification. Look at the satellite images. Man made disaster

Mona Lisa May 13, 2022 - 9:19 PM

Ignored because of the colour of their skin. Wish the Ukrainians were brown too

Leaf Green May 13, 2022 - 9:19 PM

Oh Lord of mercy 🥺 ease the affairs of their lands and send them your peaceful rain to grow their crops since rain is one of your countless blessings bestowed upon Mankind 🤲

cellar door May 13, 2022 - 9:20 PM

😡😡😡ENOUGH IS ENOUGH https://youtu.be/u8ue69GbYdQ 🤬🤬🤬🤬

Elizabeth Hurtado May 13, 2022 - 9:20 PM

🗝🍯🍓🍒🍉🥦🥗🥞🧸

Safraz Hussain May 13, 2022 - 9:21 PM

UN and West more interested in helping white people such as Ukrainians

Fareeba Amiri May 13, 2022 - 9:21 PM

We must focus on only helping Ukraine! Glory to Ukrainians 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦

Safraz Hussain May 13, 2022 - 9:21 PM

If UN cannot help Palestine, how they going to help Africa?

Safraz Hussain May 13, 2022 - 9:22 PM

UN are Israel puppets

Airport Documentaries May 13, 2022 - 9:22 PM

It's more important to send 100s of billions of $$$ in weapons to Ukraine.

Syed shabaz Haider naqvi May 13, 2022 - 9:22 PM

Thank you.

5starlifestyle***** May 13, 2022 - 9:23 PM

Feeding hunger is not profitable so the U.S wont be helping smh

JAHSERVANT GAD May 13, 2022 - 9:24 PM

I agreed 45 billion dollars assistant for Ukrainians but East Africa is starving and not even 1 million dollar is allocated for Humanitarian aid for poor Africans

Coco S May 13, 2022 - 9:27 PM

Food should be more important than the dictator in Ukraines billion pound arm dealing business.

yellow monkey virus May 13, 2022 - 9:30 PM

that's because UN = female african chin pan Z