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Posts Tagged ‘Hunger’

Famine hits parts of South Sudan

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.

‘Things Will Be Bad In Kenya If Votes Are Stolen,” Raila Tells Uhuru

Siegfried Modola/Reuters   By Joe Khamisi Are foreigners being registered to vote in this year’s elections in Kenya contrary to the Constitution?

2016 has been a rocky year for Kenya

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi The year 2016 has been a rocky one for Kenyans in many ways.

Hunger: How You Can Help

By Cynthia M. Lardner Hunger is a globally endemic problem impacting global stability and impeding peace. As President Barack Obama stated, “Hunger, disease and poverty can lead to global instability and leave a vacuum for extremism to fill. So instead of just managing poverty, we must offer nations and people a pathway out of poverty. […]

No let-up on illegal African migration to Europe

Aris Messinis/AFP   By Joe Khamisi “Just like a Slavery Boat” was one of the headlines the New York Times recently chose to describe the dehumanizing conditions in decrepit wooden boats African migrants use to escape misery, authoritarian regimes, ethnic massacres and poverty, to seek a better life in Europe.

Nigerian army faces new dangers in Boko Haram campaign

Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters   By Ulf Laessing Nigeria’s military has liberated large swathes of land from Boko Haram but a ride with an army convoy, all guns firing for fear of ambush, shows how far the northeast is from normality after a brutal Islamist insurgency that has displaced millions.

Children of War: The Most Endangered Species

By Zeeshan A. Shah No social problem is as universal as the oppression of a child – Maria Montessori. Nations are at war as we succumb to casualties around the world. Children living in conflict zones today are being marginalized as countries seek solutions to a problem larger than life itself. The safety and security […]

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.

Interview with Anant Mishra

  Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.

Japan provides funds to support emergency relief work in South Sudan

By Peter Louis The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$3.2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support WFP’s lifesaving relief operations in South Sudan, including specialized nutrition treatment for mothers and children and a critical aviation service for humanitarian workers.

Humanitarian partners urgently require funding for South Sudan in race against time

By Peter Louis As humanitarian needs rise in South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator has called for urgent funding to enable aid organizations to rapidly scale-up humanitarian action during the dry season.

UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan

By Peter Louis With a rise in hunger at harvest time and a harsh and prolonged 2016 lean season approaching, South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people – nearly 25 percent of the country’s population – remain in urgent need of food assistance, at least 40,000 people on the brink […]

Numbers in South Sudan Protection of Civilians camps increase

By Peter Louis The Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in the South Sudanese town Bentiu has been fluctuating in term of numbers due to the scarcity of food, the difficulty to move around and the spike of fighting.

Humanitarian Community Appeals For $1.3 Billion To Assist Over 5 Million People In Need

By Peter Louis The South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016, which was officially launched yesterday in Juba, requested US$1.3 billion to respond to the most life-threatening needs of 5.1 million of people across South Sudan.

Hundreds of thousands face critical food shortage in South Sudan

By Peter Louis Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese face severe food shortages and an alarming hunger situation after two years of fighting in the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the South Sudan Red Cross stated.

FAO launch project for communities in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

By Alpha Jallow The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and its partners launched a new regional project to improve the livelihoods and economy of rural populations in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa during a two-day meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 30th November and 1st December.

China contributes US$5 million to people affected by conflict in South Sudan

By Peter Louis The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$5 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to support its emergency response to the deteriorating food security situation in South Sudan.

The World Bank, Climate Change and Africa

By Adisa Amanor Wilks By 2080, due to climate change, it is likely that 75% of the African population will be at risk of hunger, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation.

World Food Programme provides assistance to thousands in South Sudan

By Peter Louis It has been nearly two years since conflict erupted in South Sudan. The fighting has seriously affected food security in the country, leaving it on the brink of a hunger catastrophe.

We Need The Animals

By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache   “We do have one Hippo. That is Sebastien. And he is now part of the staff.” 

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.

Conditions Improve in South Sudan’s Malakal Site

By Peter Louis Living conditions for new arrivals at the UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, Upper Nile State, South Sudan, have improved since a ten day influx of 11,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in early August. However, the site remains congested due to space constraints.

More than 300,000 children malnourished in South Sudan

  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.

Girls For Sale: Child Trafficking in India

  By Padmini Dutta Sharma As a human rights activist I routinely visited the villages and slum areas of India and other adjoining countries. I was stunned to see the paradigm shift in lifestyle of some families when I visited them over the course of just one year. People who literally lived in dungeons, all […]

Conflict in South Sudan leaves thousands hungry

  By Peter Louis Dablual of Mayendit County in the Unity state of South Sudan last week received aid from organisations after more than 35,000 people were reported to be facing food shortage. Mayendit, one of the counties south of Unity state has been one of the areas to witness repeated heavy fighting between government forces and […]

Agro–Ecology and Resilience: Paving the way to end hunger and poverty in rural communities

  By Alpha Jallow A four day exchange workshop by ActionAid Senegal and Gambia on the results of the Agro-Ecology and Resilience project implemented in both countries opened in Kaolack, central Senegal on Tuesday.

Colourless Life

  By Khadeeja Sarhadi In this world different colours are spreading. These colours are those who could touch and feel it but beyond our colourful world there is another which is silent and hidden from our eyes.