Tag Archive | Hunger

Will the world heed the warnings of Somaliland’s savage drought?

From ITV News RAGEH OMAAR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS EDITOR The international community has only now taken tentative steps to help Somaliland’s drought-hit population. Credit: ITV News ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar has travelled across Somaliland as severe drought brings the unrecognised east-African nation to the brink of a preventable humanitarian catastrophe. Somaliland is a […]

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Record-breaking levels of harvest-time hunger in South Sudan, says U.N

BY KATY MIGIRO NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A record 5.8 million people in South Sudan or half its population do not know where their next meal will come from as conflict and poor rains have increased cereal prices by nearly five-fold in a year, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Hunger in South Sudan […]

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South Sudan: Aid supplies blocked while fighting spreads

While thousands of people wait for food supplies, water and healthcare, aid trucks face difficulties accessing various parts of the country. Waiting and hoping: People in need for food air-drops in Thonyor, South Sudan The United Nations (UN) has accused South Sudan’s government as well as forces loyal to Riek Machar to have blocked trucks […]

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After Madaya, Will the World Watch South Sudan Starve Too?

From Foreign Policy After Madaya, Will the World Watch South Sudan Starve Too? BY SIOBHÁN O’GRADY In April 2014, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon warned that South Sudan was on the brink of famine, and that without immediate action up to one million people would starve. Nearly two years later, aid groups and the U.N. are warning that […]

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Ethiopia’s drought overlooked as aid funneled to more desperate crises

From al Jazeera Addis Ababa’s efforts have managed the country’s worst drought in decades — but stymied needed international help by James Jeffrey IDAGA HAMUS, Ethiopia — Inside a health clinic in northern Ethiopia a nurse wraps a special tape measure around the upper arm of 9-month-old Aixiet, cradled in her mother’s arms. It reads red — […]

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Farmers to lose water access as Tanzania’s hydropower runs dry

  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation  Author: Kizito MakoyeMore news from our correspondents Dugout fishing canoes sit on the banks of the Mtera reservoir in southern Tanzania. TRF/Zuberi Mussa DAR ES SALAAM, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tanzania, home to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, has a tradition of protecting land for the sake […]

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UN says 250,000 children starving in South Sudan

From Mideast Online GENEVA – A quarter of a million children face starvation in war-torn South Sudan, with an end to the 18-month conflict as distant as ever, the expelled UN aid chief warned Tuesday. “Six months ago, we thought that violence and suffering had peaked and that peace was on the horizon. We were […]

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Hundreds of thousands face starvation in South Sudan – Red Cross

Source: Reuters – Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:02 GMT Author: Reuters In this 2012 file photo, a woman is transported on a cart to the International Medical Corps’ clinic in Gendrassa camp in Maban, Upper Nile State, South Sudan. REUTERS/Margaret Aguirre/International Medical Corps/Handout By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 10 (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of […]

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WFP Urges World To Remember South Sudan As Hunger Reaches Record Level

According to the IPC results, 40 percent of South Sudan’s estimated population face acute hunger in the next three months and will require urgent lifesaving food or livelihoods assistance. Copyright: WFP/Challiss McDonough JUBA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity in the […]

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