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U.N. to double food aid to Yemen

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Yemen is in the grip of the world's worst hunger crisis as government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition battles Huthi rebels

MALNUTRITION. A Yemeni woman shows a child suffering from malnutrition to doctors at a treatment center in a hospital in Yemen's northwestern Hajjah province, on October 25, 2018. Photo by Essa Ahmed/AFP

3 million Afghans in 'urgent' need of food – U.N.

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:02 PM

A dry spell mainly across northern and western Afghanistan has devastated crops, livestock and water supplies, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes

This photograph taken on October 8, 2017 Afghan children collecting firewood for their family on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif. / AFP PHOTO / FARSHAD USYAN

Yemen faces worsening threat of famine – UN aid chief

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:47 AM

22 million Yemenis are in need of aid, in what the United Nations already considers the 'world's worst humanitarian crisis'

FAMINE. 3.5 million more Yemenis are at risk of being added to the 8 million citizens already facing starvation. File photo by Mohammed Huwais/AFP

UN warns of mass famine in Yemen over Saudi blockade of aid

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Yemen is facing a mass famine that will affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition ends its blockade and allows aid deliveries into the country, the UN aid chief warns

AID ARRIVAL. This file photo shows medical aid being offloaded from a ship in Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeidah, on July 6, 2017. Abdo Hyder/AFP

Sudan opens 'humanitarian corridor' for famine-hit South Sudan

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:45 PM

100 000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine in the world s youngest nation

DIRE CONDITIONS. A family from the Dinka community eats lunch inside a classroom of the Sobat Secondary School in Malakal, South Sudan, February 26, 2016. File photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

Somali president pleads to UN for aid to avert famine

Mar 24, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Almost half of our people are facing acute food shortages and about 15 are facing famine amid a severe drought says Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

WATER CRISIS. A file photo taken in July 2011 shows Somali refugees fetching water during a period of drought when the United Nations declared a famine in several parts of Somalia. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Food insecurity 'widespread' in North Korea – UN-led report

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Around 41 – 10 5 million people – are undernourished says a group of UN agencies and NGOs

This picture taken on February 15, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending a national meeting at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong-Il. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. /

South Sudan buys weapons during famine – UN report

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The report obtained by Agence France Presse calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan – a measure that has been backed by the United States but was rejected by the Security Council during a vote in December

DIRE CONDITIONS. A family from the Dinka community eats lunch inside a classroom of the Sobat Secondary School in Malakal, South Sudan, February 26, 2016. File photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

1.4 million children face famine in 4 countries – UNICEF

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

These children in Nigeria Somalia South Sudan and Yemen could die from severe malnutrition this year

This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows Agop Manut (11 months), who suffers acute malnutrition and respiratory distress, assisting at the clinic run by Doctors without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Nearly 5 million people are facing starvation and famine the government says

This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows a mother breastfeeding her child who suffers acute malnutrition at the clinic run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, northern Bahr al-Ghazal, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

Yemen could face famine in 2017 – UN

Jan 27, 2017 - 9:12 AM

About 14 million people – nearly 80 of the entire Yemeni population – are in need of food aid half of whom are severely food insecure

SHARING. Pro-government fighters give food to Yemeni children on the road leading to the southwestern port city of Mokha on January 26, 2017. File photo by Saleh Al-obeidi/AFP

No to hero's burial: Negrenses cite sugar plunder, killings, famine

Aug 20, 2016 - 10:09 AM

We call on all fellow Negrenses to stand up and link arms once again Let us oppose this shameful dishonor to Filipino dignity say Negros organizations and concerned citizens

Famine in Cotabato circa 1950s-Early 1960s

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:30 AM

In the 1950s and early 1960s it was the destruction of farmlands by rats which caused the hardships in Cotabato

40,000 starving to death as S.Sudan teeters on famine: UN

Feb 08, 2016 - 10:37 PM

At least 40 000 people are starving to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine the United Nations say in a plea to rival forces to let aid in

AFTERMATH. Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. In January Martha fled with her husband and five children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP

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UN warns of 'storm' of famine in conflict-hit Yemen

Aug 20, 2015 - 12:41 AM

More than 1 2 million children are suffering from moderate to acute malnutrition and over half a million children are severely malnourished

WATER SHORTAGE. Yemenis wait to fill jerrycans with clean water from a water tanker provided by a wealthy Yemeni amid disruption of water supplies in Sana'a, Yemen, 11 May 2015. Photo by EPA.

UN: Over 38,000 Somali children facing starvation

Jan 29, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Malnutrition rates remain stubbornly high says UN aid chief for Somalia Philippe Lazzarini highlighting a worrisome outlook for 2015

What's it like to be a humanitarian worker?

Aug 18, 2014 - 2:42 PM

On Tuesday August 19 the world will observe the Humanitarian Day to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world

South Sudan peace talks to restart August 4: mediators

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:03 PM

Much delayed talks which are initially due to start this week will resume on Monday

Tutu plea to world leaders: Don't forget South Sudan

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The plea by the former archbishop comes days after UN aid chiefs begged donors to increase efforts to stave off looming famine in the African country

Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. In January Martha fled with her husband and five children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Nichole Sobecki/AFP

Somalia faces disaster three years after devastating famine

Jul 20, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Conditions that killed quarter of a million people in 2011 may arise again if aid does not arrive

LOOMING CATASTROPHE. A file photo taken on July 31, 2011 shows Somali refugees fetching water at the new Ifo-extension in Dadaab, Kenya. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have issued an alert on July 20, 2014 calling for urgent assistance to avoid another catastrophe linked to drought, three years to the day after the United Nations (UN) declared a famine in Somalia which caused over 250,000 deaths. On July 20, 2011, while one of the worst droughts in half a century was affecting the Horn of Africa, the UN declared a famine in several parts of Somalia.  File photo by Tony KARUMBA/AFP

War, hunger darken South Sudan's 3rd anniversary

Jul 09, 2014 - 6:56 PM

UPDATED The young nation – born 2011 – is divided by ethnic atrocities and on the brink of famine

HOPE: GONE? In this file photo, South Sudanese hold their national flag one day ahead of the celebrations for South Sudan's Independence, in Juba, South Sudan, on 08 July 2011. Giorgos Moutafis/EPA

UN: 50,000 children facing death in war-torn South Sudan

Jun 14, 2014 - 8:07 PM

War in the young nation kills thousands and forces more than 1 5 million people from their homes Aid agencies warn of the risk of famine should fighting continue

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200,000 kids may starve in Somalia as aid runs dry –Unicef

May 27, 2014 - 11:39 PM

Without more funding UNICEF says it will have to suspend essential life saving health services in a month

WAR-TORN. Civil war continues to cut off many Somalians from basic health services. File photo from Fabio Bucciarelli/Agence France-Presse

UN aid chief in war-torn S.Sudan calls for truce

Apr 29, 2014 - 10:41 PM

The conflict has already left thousands of people dead more than a million displaced and prompted UN warnings of the risk of famine

War-torn South Sudan facing 'specter' of famine

Mar 13, 2014 - 11:48 PM

South Sudan faces possible famine if warring forces continue to flout a ceasefire deal US and EU envoys warn

CIVIL WAR. Fighting between forces loyal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar has not ceased since December 15, 2013. Photo from Agence France-Presse/ Fabio Bucciarelli

UN food body approves $200-M food aid to N. Korea

Jun 08, 2013 - 5:09 PM

The World Food Program targets the country s most vulnerable people who remain dependent on external assistance

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Governments not doing enough to prevent hunger: UN envoy

Oct 16, 2012 - 10:38 AM

Governments are not doing enough to combat global hunger and the momentum has been lost the UN s special rapporteur on the right to food told AFP in an interview on Monday

Raramuris indigenous girl gives milk to her sister after recives humanitarian aid carried by Mexican Red Cross at the train station in Pitoreal town, Chihuahua state on January 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ Yuri CORTEZ

Millions of N. Koreans suffer chronic food shortages: UN

Jun 12, 2012 - 3:51 PM

Millions of North Koreans suffer chronic food shortages and dire health care leaving one in three young children stunted and there are no immediate signs of reforms to spur economic growth the United Nations says