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Japan Pledges U.S.$4.5 Million Humanitarian Aid For Somalia

Japan Pledges U.S.$4.5 Million Humanitarian Aid For Somalia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. “WFP deeply appreciates this substantial injection of support from […]

Hunger-Stricken Families Set To Receive 3 Million Bags Of Maize

Hunger-Stricken Families Set To Receive 3 Million Bags Of Maize

Three million bags of maize are being delivered to hunger-stricken families across the country, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has said. Mr Wamalwa told the Senate committee on devolution that five counties – Tana River, Kilifi, Taita-Taveta, Kwale and Kajiado – are the most affected by the drought. The CS told the committee at Sarova […]

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Today, the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. 20 million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan – where famine has already been declared – Somalia, Yemen and Northern Nigeria. These are just four of the many countries that are facing high levels of food insecurity this year. In […]

Why Are Millions Starving In East Africa?

Why Are Millions Starving In East Africa?

 More than 16 million people do not know where their next meal will come from and children risk dying from starvation. British Olympic champion Mo Farah is supporting a charity appeal, launched on Wednesday, for more than 16 million people facing starvation in East Africa, including Somalia where he was born. The Disasters Emergency Committee […]

Parts of South Sudan Suffering Famine: Govt Official

Parts of South Sudan Suffering Famine: Govt Official

Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine, a government official said on Monday, adding nearly half the country’s population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July. South Sudan has been mired in civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy. Since then the conflict has increasingly split the country […]

Kenya: Families Face Starvation As Famine Hits Counties

Kenya: Families Face Starvation As Famine Hits Counties

More than 50,000 Tana River County residents are staring at death because of the ongoing drought, Governor Hussein Dado has warned. Mr Dado said the figure could rise to 90,000 if the dry spell continues. The county boss appealed to the government, donors and well-wishers to help residents of Tana Delta, Tana North and Tana […]

Somalia: President Appeals for Assistance As Drought Worsens

Somalia: President Appeals for Assistance As Drought Worsens

As Somalia faces its second major drought this decade, the government has issued an urgent appeal for large-scale, life-saving aid. Holding a joint press conference with the country’s National Drought Task force on Thursday, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said millions of his people are at risk of starvation if action is not taken soon. “The […]

Presidency Warns Of Impending Famine In Nigeria

Presidency Warns Of Impending Famine In Nigeria

The presidency has warned that Nigeria, Africa’s largest producer of cereals and grains, risks famine from early next year following a huge demand in the global market targeting the country’s surplus production. Giving the grim forecast in a radio interview in Kano on Monday, a spokesman for the President, Garba Shehu, told Pyramid radio that […]

Humanitarian Crisis Worsening As Famine Looms

Humanitarian Crisis Worsening As Famine Looms

U.N. aid agencies warn the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, already one of the biggest in the world, is getting worse as famine looms and growing numbers of refugees flee to neighboring countries. The World Food Program reports a 38-truck convoy, carrying food for about one month, arrived in the South Sudanese town of Yei […]

Food shortages drive Nigeria’s displaced from host families to camps

Food shortages drive Nigeria’s displaced from host families to camps

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – People uprooted by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria are leaving host families and moving to camps for the displaced as food becomes increasingly scarce, the European Commission’s humanitarian arm (ECHO) said on Wednesday. Seven million people in that part of the country do not have enough to eat and […]

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