DEALING WITH THE FAMINE ALERT
The best answer is to treat the alert by UNICEF seriously The recent alert by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) that nearly 1.4 million children were at imminent risk” of death by famine is a cause for global concern. That Nigeria would be listed among such countries that include Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, makes it even more worrisome. According to the UN agency, people are already starving to death in the four countries listed. Time is running out for more than a million children,” UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said in a recent press statement. While UNICEF, which protects and defends the rights of every child across 190 countries and regions, has reassured that the effected countries could still save many lives, it is important for the federal government not to treat this as another political issue.
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