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Feed the starving? Guns are the true cause of hunger and famine | Simon O'Connell

Aid professionals would have you believe that tackling hunger is about feeding people. Take it from an industry insider – the truth is a lot more complex<p>Here we are again. Famine is back. Drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, and the Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an appeal for east …

EU moves to fend off hunger crisis in E. Africa and Yemen

Following pressure from Germany, a meeting was hastily convened in Brussels on the back of the Syria conference to mobilize assistance for an …

Africa

Millions are on the brink of starvation in east Africa. We must act fast | Emma Thompson

Families in the region are once more forced into a daily struggle to find food. We can help to avoid a repetition of the famine of 1984<p>When I saw the East Africa Crisis Appeal launched recently across our screens by the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), my thoughts returned to a man I met when I …

How Conflict Drives Hunger in Africa, Yemen

Lasting solutions to the food emergencies affecting millions of people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen require an end to violence in …

Africa

Famine Crisis May Worsen This Year in Four Countries

LONDON — Global food crises worsened significantly in 2016 and conditions look set to deteriorate further this year in some areas with an increasing risk of famine, a report said on Friday.<p>"There is a high risk of famine in some areas of north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen because …

Africa

Somalia: 'People are dying of hunger...there's no water'

<b>Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) —</b> Fatumata Hassan sits in the opening of her ramshackle shelter. She is tired and gaunt.<p>Her three-year-old daughter Shankaron sits on her lap, eyes blank and scared. It is a look that is far too common in these parts.<p>The past days have been cruel on Fatumata and her two …

Yemen: 2 years, 50,000 casualties and 1 disastrous food crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two years on and the conflict in Yemen shows little signs of abating. A Saudi-led coalition of regional states and Houthi rebels continue to bombard one another, while terrorist groups operate unhindered -- leaving millions of civilians in the crossfire.<p>The conflict has devastated Yemen's …

Around 1.8 million Nigerians in Boko Haram region at risk of starvation - WFP

ABUJA (Reuters) - Around 1.8 million people are at risk of starvation in northeast Nigeria, victims of an Islamist insurgency that is undermining efforts by the World Food Programme (WFP) to ferry in aid, it said on Friday.<p>The Boko Haram insurgency has killed more than 15,000 people since 2009 and …

After displacement by Boko Haram, life remains a challenge

An international conference in Oslo draws attention to the plight of millions of people driven from their homes across Nigeria and the Lake Chad …

Over 120,000 Nigerians face famine due to Boko Haram: UN

JOHANNESBURG – More than 120,000 Nigerians likely will suffer “catastrophic” famine-like conditions caused by Boko Haram’s Islamic uprising, among 11 …

Malnutrition Is Killing Nigeria's Children Because Of Food Shortage

International groups warn of a looming food crisis in parts of Nigeria due to civil conflict. Children are the most vulnerable in these conditions, but up to 9 million people could be affected.<p>Transcript<p>LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST:<p>Turning now to West Africa. The United Nations is warning this week of what …

Famine threat looms as children starve in Boko Haram-hit northeast...

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Slumped in his mother’s lap in a health clinic in northeast Nigeria, three-year-old Hassan was too drained to cry or protest as the nurse wrapped a tape measure tightly around his arm.<p>Women gather at a water collecting point at the internally …

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WFP shocked by 'destruction' in northeast Nigeria

WFP's Chief Economist Arif Husain tells DW the humanitarian situation in Nigeria is far worse than anything he's seen. At a donor conference in Oslo, …

Africa

Famine threatens lives of nearly half a million Nigerian children, says Unicef

UN agency and other organisations warn that 14 million people need urgent aid, with food shortages in the north-east driven by Boko Haram insurgency<p>Hundreds of thousands of children under the age of five in north-eastern Nigeria will suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year, with up to 20% …

Boko Haram and famine hit efforts to rebuild lives in Nigeria's northeast | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria has declared the jihadist Boko Haram group near defeat, but the government still faces suicide bombings, attacks and famine as it launches a drive to attract foreign aid to help rebuild the country’s shattered northeast.<p>A young child plays by the thatch shacks …

Africa

Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children are nearing starvation

CAIRO — Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children languishing in refugee camps and remote villages are nearing starvation. Families who fled airstrikes are being forced to return to war-shattered homes, risking their lives again.<p>The United Nations and other humanitarian groups are describing …

Asian Countries Could Experience Widespread Water Shortages by 2050

The combined effects of climate change, population growth and changing socio-economic conditions could drive widespread water shortages across Asia …

Climate Change

Nigeria’s next security challenge is at a tipping point and could be as deadly as Boko Haram

For the past six years, the Boko Haram terrorist group has run riot in Nigeria, carrying out fatal attacks and kidnappings across the northern part of the country. It has claimed lives of up to 20,000 people and displaced more than a million.<p>But while the worst actions of Boko Haram, which have …

Africa