Pope: The war in Ukraine is distracting attention from hunger
Pope Francis has said the war in Ukraine drew attention to the problem of world hunger and called for urgent food aid to avert impending famine in Somalia.
"The people of this region, who already Pope: War in Ukraine is diverting attention from hunger live in very precarious conditions, are now in mortal danger because of the drought," he said in his weekly speech in St. Peter's Square. .
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said this month it could formally declare famine in eight regions of Somalia next month if livestock continue to die, prices of key commodities rise further and if humanitarian aid does not reach more the endangered.