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At least 82 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013

By Peter Louis Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan said that the ongoing fighting in some parts of this country continues to compound an already dire humanitarian situation.

Aid providers in South Sudan appeal for $1.6 billion

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.

Pakistan and the Global Water War

APP photo   By Zeeshan A. Shah Over 7 billion people today need food and water to live and survive. Another 2 billion will be added to that number by 2050. Estimates say that human beings can survive a month without food, but not more than 15 days without water.

Enhancing Trade and Food Security in CILSS Member States

By Alpha Jallow / FAO Member states of the Permanent Inter-states Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and development partners from the West Africa sub-region will meet in the capital city of Burkina Faso for a two-day meeting to engage discussions on trade development and food security and nutrition […]

Agencies warn of an unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan

Alissa/UNICEF   By Peter Louis Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, as the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies have warned.

Food insecurity in the Lake Chad basin

Patrick David   By Alpha Jallow Massive population displacements and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In northeast Nigeria alone, the impact of the conflict on agriculture is estimated at USD 3.7 billion due to livestock losses and reduced agricultural production, destruction of irrigation and farming […]

More than 10,000 internally displaced people arrive at UN camp in South Sudan

  By Peter Louis The International Organisation for Migration in South Sudan (IOM) is currently responding to a rapid influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, in the Upper Nile State.

3.9 Million People Now Face Severe Hunger; Tens Of Thousands On Brink Of Famine

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.

Growing Insecurity Triggers New Displacement In South Sudan

By Peter Louis UNHCR is increasingly concerned at recent growing insecurity in South Sudan’s southern state of Western Equatoria and its serious impact on the civilian population.

ActionAid Senegal Say No To Land Grabbing

  By Alpha Jallow ActionAid Senegal, who last April started an advocacy campaign on land grabbing, used the recent African social forum in Dakar to launch its Ndiael report which chronicles large scale land grabbing from local communities by multinational agro industries in the country.