Africa

Hunger in Niger

by WHES March 30, 2022

Niger is one of the countries within the Sahel region on the southern border of the great Sahara Desert in West Africa.  Niger rests directly north of Nigeria, and is home to over 24 million people.  As the country enters April which this year is the month of Ramadan, it is sobering to observe the...

SAHEL Will Need Help as Famine is Coming

by William Lambers NEWSWEEK Opinion March 1, 2022

In this Newsweek Opinion piece, William Lambers reports how 35 million people will have virtually no food to eat in the coming lean season....

HUNGER HOTSPOTS ACROSS THE GLOBE

by WHES IPCINFO November 28, 2021

This is a view of the most urgent hunger hotspots around the world. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) used by the United Nations and International Aid Agencies consists of five levels of severity for food insecurity as follows: 1. Minimal - Acceptable 2. Stressed - Alert 3. ...

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Locusts Add to World Hunger in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and South Asia 2021

by November 15, 2021

Original Contribution by Sharmin Sultana Seeing a locust, one cannot imagine that a harmless member of the grasshopper family can become one of the world’s most devastating pests.  Yet, in 2020, within just a few months locust swarms destroyed more than 1.2 million hectares (ha) of cr...

Ethiopia’s Man-Made Famine

by Alex de Waal BBC World News June 11, 2021

Alex de Waal, well known author on humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, explains why and how the current famine in Tigray region in Ethiopia has occurred. ...

Make it look good - How perception adjustment for local foods can impact malnutrition in Nigeria

by Dara Ajala-Damisa Nigeria Health Watch May 16, 2021

Increasing children's interest in eating local and traditional foods can increase their overall nutrition and health...

‘On bad days, we don’t eat’: Hunger grows for thousands displaced by conflict in Chad

by Zeinab Mohammed Salih The Guardian May 17, 2021

The number of people having to leave their homes in the Lake Chad region of central Africa has more than doubled over the past year with agencies warning they are struggling to feed people....

In Africa, 64% more people became food-insecure in last five years: Report

by Kiran Pandey Down to Earth May 11, 2021

Some 64 per cent more people in Africa became food-insecure between 2016 and 2020, with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic expected to make matters worse, according to a recently released report....

Tigray could face famine without increased access to region, US aid official says

by Jennifer Hansler CNN May 3, 2021

As the humanitarian crisis continues in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, the US Agency for International Development is warnin...

Conflict in Northern Mozambique emperils food security for 900,000

by Shelly Thakral World Food Programme February 14, 2021

The escalating violence in the northern provinces of Mozambique has put 900,000 in a food insecure situation....