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Food aid staving off famine in Somalia: UN
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Food aid staving off famine in Somalia: UN

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The United Nations said Friday that international food assistance to Somalia was the only reason why famine was being kept at bay in the troubled country. The UN’s World Food Programme said the situation was dire and the nation was now in a desperate race against time to avert famine, having...

As “a child per minute” is hospitalized, U.N. warns “it will be too late” if world waits to help Somalia
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As “a child per minute” is hospitalized, U.N. warns “it will be too late” if world waits to help Somalia

Hamdi Yusuf, a malnourished child, is held by her mother in Dollow, Somalia, September 21, 2022. Jerome Delay/AP Johannesburg — Aid workers are sounding the alarm over an intensifying humanitarian catastrophe in Somalia, where officials are expected to soon declare the second famine in just over a decade. Aid workers tell CBS News that rampant...

Somalia can’t “wait for famine to be declared, or it will be too late”
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Somalia can’t “wait for famine to be declared, or it will be too late”

Hamdi Yusuf, a malnourished child, is held by her mother in Dollow, Somalia, September 21, 2022. Jerome Delay/AP Johannesburg — Aid workers are sounding the alarm over an intensifying humanitarian catastrophe in Somalia, where officials are expected to soon declare the second famine in just over a decade. Aid workers tell CBS News that rampant...

Somalia: On the brink of famine | World News
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Somalia: On the brink of famine | World News

Somalia is fighting a battle on all fronts: drought, disease and conflict. The country is experiencing its driest season in 40 years forcing more than a million people to flee to camps, not far from where al Qaeda-linked terror group al Shabaab is fighting to maintain its territory. On the Sky News Daily podcast Niall...

New report: A record 4.7 million Haitians face acute hunger
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New report: A record 4.7 million Haitians face acute hunger

UNITED NATIONS — A record 4.7 million people in Haiti are facing acute hunger, including 19,000 in catastrophic famine conditions for the first time, all in a slum controlled by gangs in the capital, according to a report released Friday. The U.N. World Food Program and Food and Agriculture Organization said unrelenting crises have trapped...

Somalia: The recurring cycle of drought and famine
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Somalia: The recurring cycle of drought and famine

Issued on: 14/10/2022 – 11:13 In the past few decades, Somalia’s droughts have increased both in intensity and in number due to climate change. It is now facing a famine that threatens the lives of millions of people, especially children. The United Nations says there are staggering levels of malnutrition among children under the age of five....

Europe caused Bangladesh’s power blackout and the Bengal famine
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Europe caused Bangladesh’s power blackout and the Bengal famine

The power blackout in Bangladesh last week points to how, after all these years, developing countries are still sacrificed at the altar of developed Europe’s needs and future requirements. On Oct. 5, the power grid failed across “75-80%” of the south Asian country, Reuters reported. “Over a third of the country’s 77 gas-powered units were...

Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia
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Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia

DOLLOW, Somalia — A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t. It hasn’t for a very long time. Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old, and he’s completing the grimmest journey of his life. He set off from...

Somalia committed to tackling twin threats of looming famine and terrorism, President tells UN Assembly |
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Somalia committed to tackling twin threats of looming famine and terrorism, President tells UN Assembly |

“In Somalia, we are working tirelessly to transition from over two decades of devastating conflict, drought, famine and developmental stagnation to a new age of stability, progress and prosperity. However, despite our continuing efforts, Somalia and its resilient people are facing some of the most complex and interconnected crises in the world,” President Hassan Sheikh...

Kenya’s Ruto warns of ‘starvation in Horn of Africa’ due to climate change
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Kenya’s Ruto warns of ‘starvation in Horn of Africa’ due to climate change

Issued on: 23/09/2022 – 11:55Modified: 23/09/2022 – 11:57 William Ruto, Kenya’s new president, granted an interview to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Ruto warned that the worst drought in 40 years risks causing starvation in the Horn of Africa, adding that “3.1 million people are facing severe drought” in...