UNICEF, the United Nations children's agency, has warned on Monday that almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Famine has been declared in South Sudan.
In Yemen, where war has been continuously raging for almost two years, 462,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition while 450,000 children are severely malnourished in northeast Nigeria.
New Delhi, Oct 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for India and Egypt to work together on reforms to UN Security Council as cooperation in counter-terrorism, agriculture, oil and energy figured in many of his bilateral meetings. The meeting was held with 41 visiting African leaders, who had come to take part in the India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS).
Briefing about Modi's meetings on Thursday with 10 African leaders including Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that the Egyptian president had agreed as a goodwill gesture to release two Indian prisoners who had been in jail in Egypt for 16 and 22 years, and they will be extradited to India.