The Headline Couldn't Be Clearer
Here's how NPR puts it: "World Faces Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945, UN Official Says".
Stephen O'Brien, the United Nations' humanitarian director, says 20 million people are at risk of starvation in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria.
The thing that each of these countries has in common? Conflict and war, which has intensified the impact of drought on food insecurity.
Meanwhile, in the true spirit of America First, the Trump Administration has proposed drastic cuts to foreign aid in order to increase military spending. In 2016, the US provided 28% of the foreign aid to these four countries.
Now is the worst time for these cuts.
How to help stop this humanitarian crisis
Read this BBC overview to better understand what's happening in these four countries, and share it on social media.
Read this letter from 121 retired military officers trying to talk some sense into Trump.
Appeal to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to maintain US support for relief efforts, and to Sen. Lindsey Graham to keep up the good fight after his warning shot against these cuts.
Donate to the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), UN World Food Program, and Doctors Without Borders, all of which are working to protect children and families in these countries.
*Please also let us know about any trusted, locally-run organizations working in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria.