WORLD FOOD PROGRAM speaks on Feeding those in need

by Link to the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service pbs.org March 26, 2023

In this video interview by PBS.org, David Beasley, former Governor of South Carolina, and the outgoing Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) speaks about his o...

WHO Reports 43,000 excess deaths in Somalia, in 2022, due to Drought

by WHO Media World Health Organization March 21, 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the results of a retrospective study commissioned by both their WHO-Somalia office and Unicef's Somalia office.  The study,  conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College-London, used  statistical modeling to dete...

“Love and Liberation” Captures Voices of Local Aid Workers in Famine Zone

by February 22, 2023

Lauren Carruth's important 2021 book, Love and Liberation - Humanitarian Work in Ethiopia's Somali Region (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press) fills a gap in the literature about aid programs by listening to the perspectives of those personnel delivering aid o...

The Gap in Funding for Programs to Stop Hunger

by February 22, 2023

The nonprofit, Action Against Hunger, February 22, 2023 released their global report "2023 Hunger Funding Gap Report -- What's Needed to Stop the Global Hunger Crisis." It reports that hunger is higher today than any time in recent decades, and that 50 million people are on the verge of famine. ...

US Ambassador to the UN warns of famine in Somalia

by Staff at AllAfrica.com AllAfrica.com January 31, 2023

Linda Thomas Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, gave a speech on January 29th in Mogadishu announcing $41 million for famine prevention in Somalia and urged other nations to join in assisting Somalia fight famine....

Hunger Hotspots: Sahel Countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

by January 24, 2023

In this update from Reliefweb, the coming Spring will also bring acute severe malnutrition in the Sahel, focused in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. In addition to conflict in these countries, it is projected that approximately 7.5 million people will be in the stage 3 hunger category (IPC classificati...

Ending famine

by Irwin Loy The New Humanitarian January 19, 2023

This interview with Nicholas Haan from The New Humanitarian gives an inside look into the how the world is defining and addressing food insecurity and famine....

OXFAM warns that current famine in Horn of Africa will kill a person every 36 seconds.

by OXFAM OXFAM International October 14, 2022

In a press release of October 14,  2022 Oxfam has sent a warning that from now until the end of the year, the current famine in the Horn of Africa will cause hunger related deaths equivalent to a rate of one person dying every 36 seconds. OXFAM reiterated  that this famine is worse than the fam...

Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID

Global Hunger Index Reports Close to One Billion Will Not Have Enough Food to Eat

by October 13, 2022

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report at  https://www.globalhungerindex.org/ is produced by Concern Worldwide, based in Ireland, and Welthungerhilfe, based in Germany.   These Non-Governmental Organizations  (NGOs) are expert in global foo...

Inter-Agency Standing Committee Says Famine Affecting 7.1 Million People Imminent in Somalia

by Irina Utkina FAO News and Media September 13, 2022

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), a United Nations forum which includes the International Committee of the Red Cross, issued a statement last week indicating that up to 7.1 Million people will be affected by famine in parts of Somalia. In a statement on September 5, 2022, the IASC indicat...