Africa

A severely malnourished child drinks water at International Medical Corps’ clinic in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan. (Photo: Crystal Wells/International Medical Corps)

Fighting Famine in War-Torn South Sudan

by Scott Pelley CBS News March 20, 2017

In South Sudan, 5M people don't know where their next meal is coming from and, of them, 100,000 are starving and face death. If not for humanitarian efforts, millions could die....

Somalia: ‘People are dying of hunger…there’s no water’

by David McKenzie and Brent Swails CNN March 19, 2017

Over six million people are in need of food assistance -- more than half the country's population -- according to recent figures from the UN. But even inside the camps, food is scarce....

The sun-bleached bones of goats and sheep lie near makeshift houses close to the town of Burao, in the self-declared republic of Somaliland. Drought has wreaked havoc among pastoral communities, in many cases wiping out all their animals and leaving them reliant on aid or the kindness of others. Across Somalia, more than 6 million people face starvation. (Photo: Kate Holt/ UNICEF)

Drought brings savage halt to nomadic way of life in Somalia – in pictures

by Kate Holt and Ben Quinn The Guardian March 17, 2017

A third consecutive year of failed rains has laid waste to livestock and threatened a centuries-old tradition of pastoral farming, wi...

Women carry food in gunny bags after visiting an aid distribution center in South Sudan on March 10. (Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran /AFP/Getty Images)

Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

by Jason Beaubien NPR March 15, 2017

At the same time that people are starving, fighting has turned parts of the country into no-go zones for relief agencies....

Last time I got food, armed men took everything’: famine in South Sudan

by March 15, 2017

For some time now, aid has been the only way for people to survive here. But over the past year, even that lifeline has almost dried up. Across all of South Sudan, 4.9 million people are severely food insecure....

More than 6 million people in Somalia are in need of food assistance (Photo: Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA)

Famine ‘largest humanitarian crisis in history of UN’

by AP Al Jazeera March 12, 2017

The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries at risk of starvation and famine, the UN humanitarian chief has said...

Current Food Security Outcomes, Feb. 2017. (Photo: FEWSNET)

Nigeria Update: Although assistance provision is increasing, extreme levels of food insecurity persist in the northeast

by FEWSNET March 7, 2017

Much of northeastern Nigeria will remain in at least Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through September 2017 as conflict continues to severely restrict food availability and access for millions. Worst-affected accessible LGAs are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity with an increased risk of hig...

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Kenyan closure of Dadaab refugee camp blocked by high court

by Staff BBC February 10, 2017

The High Court in Kenya has blocked the government's bid to close the largest refugee camp in the world. A directive to shut the Dadaab camp and forcibly repatriate about 260,000 Somali refugees living there was issued last year....

The armyworm burrows into cobs (Photo: CABI)

Fall Armyworm ‘Threatens African Farmers’ Livelihoods’

by Helen Briggs BBC February 10, 2017

Scientists are calling for urgent action to halt the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops and spreading rapidly across Africa. The Food and Agriculture Organization plans emergency talks on the issue....

A malnourished baby has his temperature checked inside Medicine Sans Frontieres facility near Sheshemene, southern Ethiopia, file. (Photo: Radu Sigheti/Reuters)

Starvation looms for six million children in Horn of Africa, charity says

by Katy Migiro Reuters January 28, 2017

Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts,  according to a statement by the charity Save the Children. Spring rains are also predicted to be poor....

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