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Girl waits for medical attention in Mosul on Monday. Credit Felipe Dana/Associated Press

Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul

by Tom Westcott July 6, 2017 IRIN NEWS July 6, 2017

Conflict can contribute to hunger and starvation. It is happening in Mosul, Iraq. “Don’t open the door under any circumstances,” shouts Iraqi special forces soldier Salem, as his Humvee climbs over the wreckage of Mosul’s Old City. “Dae...

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Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation

by Dennis Jay Santos IRIN NEWS 19 June 2017 June 20, 2017

Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation after four weeks of fighting between the army and Islamist militants. “They have been saying that they are already starting to eat cardboard box...

Yemen spiraling toward ‘total collapse’ as world watches, UN warns

by Euan McKirdy CNN May 31, 2017

Blaming the "inability or indifference" of the international community, the United Nations' humanitarian chief warned that Yemen is spiraling toward "total social, economic and institutional collapse."...

A malnourished baby receives treatment at al-Sabaeen hospital in Sana’a. A total of 6.8 million people are in a state of emergency in Yemen, where a food crisis is causing widespread malnutrition. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)

Yemen at ‘point of no return’ as conflict leaves almost 7 million close to famine

by Les Roopanarine, Patrick Wintour, Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Ahmad Algohbary The Guardian March 16, 2017

New figures released by UN indicate 17 million people facing severe food insecurity in Yemen. Full Report: http://www.ipcinfo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ipcinfo/docs/IPC_Yemen_AcuteFI_Situation_March-July2017_ENversion.pdf...

Devganga Sawra, seen here with his wife Sunder and younger son, holds an image of their son Vishwarnam, who died of malnutrition in September. Photograph: Vidhi Doshi/The Guardian
Devganga Sawra, seen here with his wife Sunder and younger son, holds an image of their son Vishwarnam, who died of malnutrition in September. Photograph: Vidhi Doshi/The Guardian

‘We had nothing to give him’: the human cost of malnutrition in Maharashtra

by Vidi Doshi The Guardian January 16, 2017

Two months after his second birthday, Vishwarnam Sawra died in his mother’s arms, one of thousands of young lives lost to malnutrition in the Indian state of Maharashtra after years of drought and withdrawal of state nutrition schemes. The most ...

On 6 May 2016 in Yemen, a baby is screened for malnutrition at the UNICEF- supported Al-Jomhouri Hospital in Sa’ada. Photo: UNICEF/UN026928/Al-Zekri
On 6 May 2016 in Yemen, a baby is screened for malnutrition at the UNICEF- supported Al-Jomhouri Hospital in Sa’ada. Photo: UNICEF/UN026928/Al-Zekri

Threat of famine looms in Yemen

by Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service January 14, 2017

Millions of Yemenis could soon face widespread famine if no action is taken to improve food access through humanitarian or trade means, an early warning system has said. Up to eight million Yemenis are severely food insecure while another 2 million a...

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