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Growing risk of ‘mass’ starvation deaths in Africa, Yemen: UN

GENEVA: The United Nations warned Tuesday that "the risk of mass deaths from starvation ... is growing" among people in conflict and drought-hit areas of the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria. Due to drought and a "severe" funding shortfall "an avoidable humanitarian crisis ... is fast becoming an inevitability", said UN refugee agency spokesman Adrian Edwards. Violent conflicts and increasing displacement have deepened food shortages in many places, he said, warning that the dangerous combination of factors risked…