Zimbabwe facing 'man-made' starvation, UN expert warns

2019-11-28 21:30

Zimbabwe is facing "man-made" starvation with 60 percent of the people failing to meet basic food needs, a UN special envoy said Thursday after touring the southern African country.

UN threatens sanctions for using hunger as weapon of war

2018-05-25 05:15

With famine on the rise worldwide, the UN Security Council threatened sanctions against governments, armies and rebels that block humanitarian aid from reaching civilians in war zones.

80% of Yemen children in need of immediate aid: UN

2017-07-26 19:20

A vicious combination of war, cholera and hunger has left 80 percent of Yemeni children in desperate need of aid, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

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South Sudan famine could spread to 'catastrophe'

2017-04-11 19:20

Aid workers say two months after the world's youngest nation declared a famine, hunger has become more widespread than expected.

UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

2017-02-23 12:56

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

War-torn South Sudan starvation levels 'alarming': UN

2016-03-29 14:05

UN food experts warned of "alarming" levels of starvation in South Sudan with food prices at record highs after two years of civil war marked by atrocities.

Lesotho farmlands dry up as drought worsens

2016-02-03 10:28

The government of Lesotho has declared a national emergency as drought continues to hit farming communities.

Warning of 'devastating' toll in South Sudan war

2015-07-23 22:10

UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien has warned of the "devastating" toll on the people of South Sudan of 19 months of a civil war marked by atrocities.

Yemen gets first UN food shipment in 4 months

2015-07-21 18:56

A ship carrying 3 000 ton of food aid for the UN's World Food Programme has docked at Yemeni port of Aden, the first such shipment to the beleaguered city in four months of fighting.


Over 7 million Yemeni children face 'serious' famine threat - UN

2018-11-01 19:21

Over seven million children face a serious threat of famine in Yemen and ending the country's war will not save all of them, the UN children's agency said.

UN says 1.25 million South Sudanese are 1 step from famine

2017-12-08 11:08

The UN humanitarian chief says 1.25 million people in war-torn South Sudan are one step away from famine - twice as many as the same time last year.

US criticises Africa for 'failure' on famine threat

2017-07-20 10:45

The US ambassador to the United Nations is sharply criticising African nations for what she calls their "collective failure" to respond to the threat of famine facing over 14 million people.

UN agency warns of risk of mass starvation

2017-04-12 09:00

The UN's refugee agency says the risk of mass deaths from starvation is growing in parts of east Africa, Yemen and Nigeria.

EU gives extra €165m to combat East Africa drought

2017-03-20 13:32

The European Union says it’s giving an extra €165m to battle humanitarian crises in East Africa, including a famine in South Sudan and drought in Somalia.

1.4 million children in 4 countries face famine death - UNICEF

2017-02-21 14:15

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency has said.

South Sudan teetering on brink of famine

2016-02-08 17:57

At least 40 000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations says.

South Sudan: The complex factors of famine

2015-12-16 11:49

Millions go hungry as El Nino, price hikes, and conflict combine to steer South Sudan towards starvation.

South Sudan rivals get peace deadline

2015-07-23 21:07

South Sudan's warring leaders have been given a deadline to agree another peace deal to end 19-months of civil war, mediators say.

DRC turns to insect farming to fight hunger

2015-07-15 19:33

There is no shortage of protein in Kinshasa's Gambela Market, from cows to antelope and snakes. But it is the blue and silver bowls brimming with twitching crickets, termites and slithering meal worms that do the briskest trade.

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