Africa

Samiya Abdi , a member of Fight The Famine Toronto, says many in her group have never been to Somalia, but want to prevent a looming humanitarian disaster. (Photo: Samiya Abdi/Aspire2lead)

Children of Somali diaspora in Canada come together to fend off famine

by Philip Lee-Shanok CBC News May 2, 2017

A new generation of young Somali-Canadians is looking to raise both money and awareness of the looming disaster in their parents' homeland — and hope the international community will act before it's too late....

Drought is killing thousands of animals in Marsabit, in northern Kenya. The programme could bring crucial relief to thousands of families on the brink of hunger. (Photo: Sophie Eastaugh)

Satellite images trigger payouts for Kenyan farmers in grip of drought

by Sophie Eastaugh The Guardian May 1, 2017

Innovative insurance scheme gives a lifeline to vulnerable pastoralists, as three years of poor rains kill thousands of livestock across northern Kenya....

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Fall armyworm spreads to East Africa

by FAO Report April 26, 2017

As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda. ...

Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

by Abdi Guled Washington Post via AP April 23, 2017

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday....

Al Hadji Dalla, a 25-year-old Nigerian refugee living in Minawao, in the extreme north of Cameroon, collects water from a hole in a dry riverbed. He fled Nigeria four years ago and has been collecting water here every day for the last two years. (Photo: Chris De Bode/British Red Cross)

How Boko Haram Spreads Hunger Beyond Nigeria’s Boarders

by Lucy Westcott Newsweek April 12, 2017

The Lake Chad Basin region—which straddles areas of northeastern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, southern Niger and western Chad—is facing a hunger crisis....

A fruit vendor waits to sell his goods outside a bank in central Harare, Zimbabwe December 19, 2016. (Photo:/Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters)

U.N. food agency launches $250 million Zimbabwe plan to end hunger

by Reuters MacDonald Dzirutwe April 10, 2017

The UN World Food Programme on Monday pledged $253 million to fund a five-year plan to end hunger in Zimbabwe, which is emerging from a devastating drought that left more than 4 million people in need of food aid last year....

Measles and malnutrition combine in a deadly synergy. In this isolation ward at the MSF hospital in Monguno, doctors treat about 60 children a week. (Photo: Andrew Esiebo/AP)

Hunger amplifies infectious diseases for millions fleeing the violence of Boko Haram

by Leslie Roberts Science April 6, 2017

Already a huge and chronic problem in Nigeria, malaria soars during conflict and natural disasters....

An International Red Cross plane drops emergency food supplies in Leer, South Sudan. (Photo: Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images)

Nobody Wants To Drop Food From A Plane. But It’s Happening

by Diane Cole NPR March 30, 2017

Air drops of food, seen by the development community as a last resort, are going on in South Sudan....

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....

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