The World Bank Group is working towards raising $1.6 billion to put in place social protection systems with a view this ending food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen.
The bank’s President , Jim Yong-Kim said about 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen were on the “tipping point” of famine.
A statement issued yesterday by the Head of Communications, World Bank Nigeria, Mrs. Olufunke Olufon, quoted Kim as saying:
“We at the World Bank Group stand in solidarity with the people now threatened by famine.
“We are mobilising an immediate response for Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Our first priority is to work with partners to make sure that families have access to food and water.