Nobody should starve to death in this era of ample food supply, yet the United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, is warning that some 1.4 million face starving to death mainly because of conflict and war.
UN assistant secretary general, Justin Forsyth, confirmed this stark and grim reality in a report by the BBC-News. He warned that the unacceptable number of children facing death from starvation covered four nations - South Sudan, northern Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia. He blamed conflict and war for the risk of starvation because access to the needy had become difficult and impossible in some places.
The assistant secretary general said immediate action was needed to relieve the dire conditions. While conflict and war remain the chief culprits to exacerbating the graved reality, he said the situation was made worse by drought and climate change.
Some 400,000 children are starving in Yemen alone, where war has contributed to the gross withering of the bodies and minds of small children. Therefore, to ease the sufferings from Yemen to Nigeria to South Sudan and to Somalia, conflicts and wars must come to an end - for the children's sake.