ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA HUNGER

Alarming malnutrition in Somali capital

2014-07-28 22:06

The United Nations has reported alarming rates of malnutrition in the Somali capital where aid agencies cannot meet the needs of 350 000 people.

850 000+ Somalis desperately need food

2014-02-19 07:53

More than 850 000 people in Somalia are in desperate need of food and “in crisis and emergency conditions”, the director of the UN humanitarian operations says.

France gives $1.3 for Somalia displaced

2013-01-10 10:26

France has pledged to give $1.3m to help the poorest of the hundreds of thousands of people in southern Somalia forced from their homes by war and famine.

UN: 2 million Somalis need food aid

2012-09-11 22:25

About 2.1 million Somalis still need food aid and are facing a critical situation despite a fall in the number of people at risk in the last six months, the United Nations says.

Africa must stop begging for food - UN

2012-05-15 21:09

A UN report says sustainable economic growth in Africa hinges on the eliminating of hunger.

1 in 4 children malnourished - report

2012-02-15 19:33

Almost half a billion children are at risk of permanent damage over the next 15 years because of chronic malnutrition, despite global advances against world hunger.

Slow response to Africa famine 'cost lives'

2012-01-18 11:24

Thousands of people in East Africa died needlessly because the international community failed to respond to early warnings of famine, Oxfam and Save the Children say.

Somali famine victims afraid to return home

2011-11-23 11:06

Four months after the UN declared famine in much of Somalia, some regions are beginning a slow recovery from the disaster, but many Somalis are afraid to return home.

Refugees killed in food aid shooting

2011-11-12 22:06

Three refugees queuing for food have been killed in crossfire when corrupt Somali government security forces tried to loot aid supplies in famine-hit Mogadishu, witnesses say.

Kenyan military action slows refugee flow

2011-10-26 19:22

The United Nations says the number of famine refugees flowing into Kenya slowed to a trickle after Kenyan troops moved into Somalia.

 

Somali capital one step short of famine

2014-07-07 14:38

War-torn Somalia is sliding back into an acute hunger crisis with parts of the capital facing emergency just short of famine, the UN says.

Somali famine killed 258 000 - report

2013-05-02 10:17

Almost 260 000 Somali people died during a brutal famine from 2010 to 2012, more than was feared at the time, a report says.

US pledges $58m for Horn of Africa

2012-10-23 09:21

The US has announced an extra $58m in aid for Horn of Africa countries, lamenting the region’s "fragile" situation with over nine million people in need.

Obama touts $3bn in pledges for Africa

2012-05-18 20:42

US President Barack Obama says his country has a "moral imperative" to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Africa despite shrinking national budgets around the world.

$3.9bn to prevent East Africa famines

2012-04-06 12:01

International donors say they won't allow a repeat of last year's Horn of Africa famine and are gearing up to spend billions of dollars on programs to help communities withstand cyclical droughts.

Millions still risk hunger in South Sudan

2012-02-08 22:33

Conflict, population displacement and high food prices mean millions of people in South Sudan face hunger this year.

Somali militants ban 16 aid, UN agencies

2011-11-28 21:36

Somali militants have banned 16 aid groups and UN agencies in south Somalia after a year-long review.

250 000 face starvation in Somalia

2011-11-18 16:30

Hunger and drought is receding in Somalia, but 250 000 people remain on the verge of "imminent starvation", the UN says in a new assessment.

Somalia famine baby looking good

2011-11-09 22:27

The Somalia famine baby Minhaj Gedi Farah is recovering well and is almost at normal weight, as aid slowly reaches around half of 4 million starving Somalis.

US slams Somali guerrillas over famine

2011-10-25 11:19

US Vice President Joe Biden has sharply criticised the Islamist Shabaab rebels over Somalia’s famine, saying that the group has hindered efforts to bring food to the hungry.

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