60 million people worldwide affected by El Niño phenomenon

3 February 2016, Ziway Dugda woreda, Arsi zone, Oromia region Ethiopia. OCHA/ Charlotte Cans

Floods, drought and other extreme weather events triggered by the current El Niño phenomenon are affecting an estimated 60 million people worldwide, the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) reports.

While countries have been appealing for US$3 billion to respond to this challenge, a huge funding gap remains.

The UN joined affected countries, aid groups and donors in Geneva on Tuesday to call for action to address the crisis and to support communities to withstand future climate-related emergencies.

Dianne Penn has the story.

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