The UN humanitarian chief said the crisis was triggered by scarce and erratic rainfall in 2017, "resulting in water, crop and pasture shortages and livestock losses."
The United States and Russia were on a collision course over Syria on Wednesday after a horrific chemical attack so shocked President Donald Trump that Washington threatened unilateral US action.
At least 86 people were killed early on Tuesday in rebel-held Khan Sheikhun in northern Syria and dozens more were being treated after they were found convulsing and foaming at the mouth.
United Nations: Britain, France and the United States lashed out at Russia on Sunday over the worsening carnage in Syria as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded Aleppo in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war...
United Nations, Jan 5 : United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif, but declined to comment on the terror attack at an Indian Air Force base in Punjab's Pathankot town.
Asked at his daily briefing about the Pathankot attack, Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said: "I don't have anything in particular to say on that. I don't have enough details to speak to it."
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