top of page

El Niño Has Put World in 'Uncharted Territory,' UN Relief Chief Says

Briefing United Nations Member States today on the widely varied and devastating impacts of the current El Niño weather phenomenon - which for months has sparked massive floods in some countries while leaving others, often in the same region, bone dry - the top UN relief official urged the international community to act now to help millions of people facing food insecurity.

"We are here to re-sound the alarm; to spur a collective response to the humanitarian suffering caused by changes in weather patterns linked to El Niño and to take action now to mitigate its effects," said Stephen O'Brien, the UN Under-Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, who added: "If we act now, we will save lives and livelihoods and prevent an even more serious humanitarian emergency from taking hold."

BRJ Inc.


bottom of page