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Three nation malnutrition crisis looming in the Sahel

Violent attacks by extremists “almost every day” in the Sahel nations Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso displaced nearly a million people and caused emergency...

Malnutrition on the rise among children in the Lake Chad area

The number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across the Lake Chad Basin - about 800,000 - soared since last year,and could...

Violence in central DR Congo leaves 400,000 children prey to malnutrition

Spiralling violence in central Democratic Republic of Congo has disrupted farming and shut down health centres, leaving hundreds of thousands of children...

Uganda could be next hit by malnutrition, UN warns

Uganda could be the next country hit by alarming malnutrition rates due to drought which has already sparked famine in southern Somalia...

Fortunes differ among Somalia’s famine refugees

Even among refugees fleeing famine-stricken Somalia there are the "haves" and "have-nots" -- those who cross the border in a battle for...

Child malnutrition in Somalia at dire levels: ICRC

One in 10 children in parts of drought-hit Somalia is at risk of starving to death, twice as many as recently as...

Over half Niger’s population faces hunger: report

More than half of the population of Niger will go without food at some point this year, according to a leaked official...

UN launches 2010 appeal for aid to Zimbabwe

The United Nations has launched its 2010 Consolidated Appeal Process for humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe. Speaking at the launch, UN Assistant Secretary...


Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...