20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are living on the brink of famine and don't know where their next meal will come from. Few crises have ever reached this scale.
The United Nations needs $5 billion to provide life-saving food assistance over the next six months.
We must respond to the famines affecting several countries this year to save lives and reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - including SDG2 to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. We're thankful for those countries that have stepped up in this emergency. Others have offered support too, but we need more. We're turning to France, Ireland, and the European Commission to offer more help in the fight against famine.
Call on EU Commissioner Neven Mimica, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to join the countries that have already stepped up to help the UN save lives. Ask these leaders to help fund the $5 billion needed to fight famine.