Three million at risk of famine in Lake Chad region

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Published on 24 Feb 2017, 17:28
Aid agencies must get food to an estimated three million people to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region.

Launching a funding appeal, the UN says drought, chronic poverty and Boko Haram Islamic militants have led to the emergency.

International donors at a conference in Oslo pledged
$672 million for the next three years in new money,
$457 million of which was for 2017, according to Norway's foreign minister.

Boerge Brende has confirmed his country is giving 1.6 billion kroner over a…
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