The coldest winter in 50 years is on – BBC News
The coldiest winter in a half-century is on.
It’s the coldest in half a century and the cold is the worst for more than a quarter of the year, according to the latest data from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The figures are from the first two months of the new year.
They include those in the Arctic, where a lot of the cold air is coming from.
They are likely to cause disruption for millions of people, including those in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
There are also more than 20 million people still without power, with a few of them living in shelters.
The latest UN data show that there are still more than 8 million people in need of food aid, according the OCHA.
That includes more than one million people who are in need for drinking water.
The agency said the cold weather has hit more than 5,000 communities, including people who rely on agriculture, forestry and tourism.
The UK Government said it was aware of the problem and that the Government had made significant investments to improve access to food aid and other essential services.
The United States Department of Agriculture said that there were more than 2 million people living in extreme food insecurity, with more than half of those in rural areas.
“We are in a critical time to address the need for urgent food assistance,” the US Department of Justice said.
The United Kingdom has committed to a three-day food aid delivery system, and the Government will continue to support and assist affected communities to provide access to vital services.”