Siegfried Modola/Reuters By Male Daniel Concluding a two-day visit to South Sudan – two weeks after localized famine was declared in Mayendit and Leer counties – the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, called for immediate and unhindered access to people in need of aid and urgent funding for the humanitarian […]
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Siegfried Modola/Reuters By Male Daniel War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine has now been declared, three UN agencies warned.
F.Noy/UN By Male Daniel The organization for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in South Sudan stated that humanitarian organizations operating in the war torn country would need approximately US$1.6 billion to provide life-saving assistance and protection to 5.8 million people across South Sudan in 2017.
Feisal Omar/Reuters By Katy Migiro Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts, a charity has stated, with spring rains also predicted to be poor.
Carl De Souza/AFP By Rupen Savoulian US President Barack Obama, the first African American to occupy the White House, has used his part-African background to leverage influence in the continent of his ancestors.
By Adisa Amanor Wilks In some sense Africa is already experiencing a change in climate. From an increasingly erratic and unpredictable weather pattern in recent times, to recent floods in Burkina Faso and a prolonged drought in Ethiopia, all can be attributed to a change in climatic conditions, and pose significant threats to food security […]
By Peter Louis Un Calls For Immediate Access To Conflict-Affected Areas To Prevent Catastrophe In South Sudan Three UN agencies warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million people nationwide now face severe food insecurity.
By Anant Mishra One year ago, Somalia was gripped by famine. It was the first time since 1991 that famine was declared, a term that is only used when more than 30 percent of children are suffering from acute malnutrition, the most dangerous and severe form of malnutrition. In these conditions, every minute counts.
By Peter Louis The World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are intensifying their efforts to reverse the dire malnutrition situation in South Sudan, where a brutal conflict has displaced millions of people, destroyed basic services, increasing disease and exacerbating hunger.