Four famines mean 20 million may starve in the next six months

by Tom Miles

A woman uses a stone grinder to make flour in her house in the mountains, in the Jafariya district of the western province of Raymah, Yemen May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

More than 20 million people – greater than the population of Romania or Florida – risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, U.N. World Food Programme chief economist Arif Husain says.

Wars in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria