YEMEN Press Agency

UN warns of famine in Sudan

WORLD, June 15 (YPA) – The United States announced Friday more than $315 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Sudan, warning of the possibility of a major famine in the country torn by internal military conflict.

The assistance will include food and drinking water, as well as malnutrition emergency screening and treatment for children.

“We need the world to wake up to the catastrophe happening before our very eyes,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters.

“We’ve seen mortality projections estimating that in excess of 2.5 million people — about 15 percent of the population — in Darfur and Kordofan, the hardest-hit regions, could die by the end of September,” she said.