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Some 350 000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray in famine -UN document

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An analysis by United Nations agencies and aid groups estimates that about 350,000 people in Ethiopia’s conflict-torn Tigray region are in famine conditions, according...

Drought and flooding hit South Sudan

Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding destroyed crops and livestock, compounding “intense political...

Central African Republic facing famine

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Endemic violence in Central African Republic is pushing the country toward famine with 63% of the population already needing emergency aid, the...

Why Somalia’s drought is not another famine

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At the height of Somalia's 2011 famine, Madow Mohamed had to leave her crippled five-year-old son Abdirahman by the side of the...

UN Security Council sees conflict as a major cause of famine

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Grave concern about the threat of famine facing some 20 million people in conflict-affected Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria has...

US slams South Sudan on “man-made” famine

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The United States slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfil...

Famine fast becoming reality in Somalia and South Sudan

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Millions of people face famine in Somalia and South Sudan and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence...

Millions across Africa and in Yemen at risk of death from...

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Warning of increasing risk of mass deaths from starvation in many countries in Africa and in Yemen due to worsening drought and...

Cholera spreads in famine-threatened Somalia

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Deadly cholera is spreading through drought-ravaged Somalia as clean water sources dry up, a top aid official said, deepening a humanitarian crisis...

Hunger and HIV – a deadly mix for Ugandan children

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Seven-year-old Esther Agutti weighs seven kg - a third of the weight of the average child her age. She has been in hospital...

South Sudan government to blame for famine, still buying arms –...

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South Sudan's government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting...

Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram

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Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region...

Famine hits parts of South Sudan

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Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine, a government official said, adding nearly half the country's population would lack reliable access...

Four famines mean 20 million may starve in the next six...

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More than 20 million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months...

Famine may have killed thousands in parts of Nigeria cut off...

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More than 2,000 people may have died of famine this year in parts of north-east Nigeria which cannot be reached by aid...

Famine threatens parts of north-east Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram

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Ravaged by years of Boko Haram violence, pockets of north-east Nigeria controlled by the Islamist militant group and cut off from aid...

Famine threatens half of Yemen – WFP

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Nearly half of Yemen's 22 provinces on the verge of famine as result of the war there and more than 13 million...

Over 10 million Ethiopians will need food aid next year

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More than 10 million Ethiopians will need food aid in 2016, up from 8.2 million this year, due to the worst drought...

Warning of famine in South Sudan

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South Sudan faces a serious risk of famine by the end of this year and 30,000 people are already classified as being...

Famine threat to South Sudan if war continues to block aid

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In the swampy frontlines of South Sudan's conflict, women spend hours pounding wild fruits, water lilies and grasses to feed their children,...

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