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In a world of plenty, ‘no excuse’ for inaction as millions go hungry in Africa and Yemen – UN chief Guterres

Sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria facing devastating levels of food insecurity, Secretary-General António Guterres joined other top United Nations officials calling for “strong and urgent” action from the international community to help the already-fragile countries avert catastrophe. “Famine is already a […]

‘Time running out’ for 1.4 million children in ‘man-made’ crises in Africa, Yemen – UNICEF

Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), urging prompt action to save them. “We can still save many lives. The severe malnutrition and looming famine are largely man-made,” […]

Famine declared in region of South Sudan – UN

Famine has been formally declared in parts of South Sudan, the United Nations said today, warning that war and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation there and a further 1 million people are classified as being on the brink of famine. “Famine has become a tragic reality in parts of South […]

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