‘Famine is no longer about lack of food,’ UN chief warns

Security Council told of new UN task force on tackling hunger

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Michelle Nichols

Nearly 30 years ago a ­malnourished two-year-old girl died in front of US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a refugee camp in northern Uganda. Three days ago UN food chief David Beasley met a starving five-month-old girl at a hospital in Yemen – she died on Thursday.