the United Nations agricultural chief today warned the UN agency’s Council.
It was stated by José Graziano da Silva, the Directory-General of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) at the opening of the 165th session.
“Famine does not just kill people, it contributes to social instability and also perpetuates a cycle of poverty and aid dependency that endures for decades,” told Mr. de Silva, according to the UN News Center .
20 million people in question are on the verge of starvation due to drought and conflict in their countries. Famine has already become a reality in parts of South Sudan.
Mr. de Silva told FAO Council members that during the week-long session he would provide them with information on the extent of the food crises in each individual country and propose a package of measures needed to prevent the disaster.