Kenya’s government says it is reaching out to U.S. officials so it can address concerns of “corruption and weak accounting procedures" the U.S.

Somalia requires a further $900m (£700m) in aid this year to combat a worsening drought, the UN secretary general, António Guterres, has said.

A three-year drought has left more than half a million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid in Somaliland.

More than 100,000 people have left their homes in search of food.

The 2016 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS 2016) is the third DHS survey to be conducted in South Africa in collaboration with the worldwide Demographic and Health Survey Program.

Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year.

The funding came barely five months after the EU allocated $8 million from the reserve of the 11th European Development Fund to address the impact of drought in Zimbabwe.

Millions of Kenyan women and children dependent on health care funded by a UN agency face a bleak future.

Since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan a month ago, the United Nations children’s fund, UNICEF and partners have provided live-saving assistance to more than 145,000 people.

Somalia could face its third famine in 25 years after the previous crisis in 2011 that killed about 260,000 people, WHO warns.

The UK Government has announced it will fund a £16 million programme to help avert famine in Somalia over the coming months.

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