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GPC Coordinator calls on humanitarian actors on famine response

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Published on Apr 13, 2017

South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria are facing a risk of famine and the causes of those famines are poor governance and conflict. We have Protection Clusters working in all four countries and they have been there for a long time, working to respond to grave human rights violations. Apart from the causes of government and conflict, there are other contributive factors to famine, including the denial of access to humanitarian aid, denial of freedom of movement, denial of freedom of expression and the restrictions of activities of aid workers. Hunger and famine also cause protection risk or exacerbate underlying condition of protection risk. It is important that in any response to the four famines that we include action to cope with negative copying mechanisms and reduce risk to vulnerable people.

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