"One of the biggest obstacles we face is funding," said António Guterres, as he joined other top UN officials today calling to help avert a humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria.
Attempt to flee, and risk being killed by ISIS; stay, and face bombs, crossfire and dire food shortages. Save the Children calls for safe escape routes and humanitarian access.
Mankind's ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a FAO report.
It is estimated that up to 250,000 people could be displaced. Almost 217,000 people have fled hostilities since 17 October, of whom around 160,000 are still displaced.