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3 Million People To Be Rescued From Hunger

3 Million People To Be Rescued From Hunger

Government has said it is targeting to distribute maize to over 3 million people who are currently affected by hunger in some parts of the districts in the country. Minister of Information Henry Mussa said this on Saturday (November 24 2018) during a rally which he held in his Chiradzulu East Constituency at Nankhundi Primary […]

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 […]

Invest In Food Security And Rural Development

Invest In Food  Security And Rural Development

FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and […]

Hunger Affects The Mental Health Of Pregnant Mothers

Hunger Affects The Mental Health Of Pregnant Mothers

The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers that adversely affects a pregnant woman’s mental health is food insecurity. Being food insecure is when someone doesn’t have food or has the wrong kinds of food. This is one […]

Hunger Used as a Weapon of War in South Sudan, Amnesty Says

Hunger Used as a Weapon of War in South Sudan, Amnesty Says

South Sudanese government forces and rebels have used hunger as a weapon of war in a region once seen as the country’s breadbasket that’s been ravaged by killings, gang-rapes and looting over the past year, Amnesty International said. Civilians’ access to food in the southern region of Equatoria, where conflict spread last July, is “severely […]

How Far Away Is An End To World Hunger? Find Out In The 2016 Global Hunger Index

How Far Away Is An End To World Hunger? Find Out In The 2016 Global Hunger Index

1. Every year brings millions of success stories Hunger levels in the developing world have dropped by 29 percent since 2000. Which means millions of children are looking forward to better growth and a healthier life than their parents. With better nutrition these children have a higher chance of finishing school, finding decent work and […]

Uganda: Pupils Shun Classes As Hunger Bites

Uganda: Pupils Shun Classes As Hunger Bites

The school administration of Boroli Primary School in Pakele Sub-county, Adjumani District, are grappling with challenges of keeping the learners in class as hundreds of pupils shun afternoon lessons due to hunger. The school has an enrolment of 1,893 pupils comprising both Ugandans, as well as South Sudanese refugees. However, only about half of the […]

Zimbabwe Urged To Put Compassion Before Politics In Distribution Of Food Aid

Zimbabwe Urged To Put Compassion Before Politics In Distribution Of Food Aid

Aid agencies have called on President Robert Mugabe’s government to look beyond political differences and prioritise humanitarian principles after the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission accused the ruling Zanu-PF party of partisan food aid distribution. The commission’s chairman, Elasto Mugwadi, revealed this week that an official investigation into alleged discrimination in the distribution of food had […]

Hunger, Looting And Now Suspected Cholera Hit South Sudan

Hunger, Looting And Now Suspected Cholera Hit South Sudan

Dozens of people have fallen ill with suspected cholera in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, while a U.N. food warehouse was looted and destroyed, incurring $20 million of damage, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “We expect a huge humanitarian crisis. Even before the current crisis, the health system in South Sudan was facing a […]

UN Accused Of Failing As North-East Nigeria At Risk Of Famine

UN Accused Of Failing As North-East Nigeria At Risk Of Famine

The UN has been accused of failing to act quickly enough to save hundreds of thousands of lives in northern Nigeria where a food crisis already killing hundreds of people a day is poised to become the most devastating in decades. Nigerian authorities, who maintain tight control over humanitarian and media access to the region, […]

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