UK aid agencies have launched a fundraising appeal to help millions of people facing hunger in East Africa.

Days after Somali’s new president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo declared a national disaster due to severe drought in the country, the leader has appealed for urgent food aid.

In response to the declaration of famine in several areas in the war-torn South Sudan, the UN spokesperson announced on Wednesday that aid workers have reached some 139.500 civilians in the war aff

Nairobi — The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Thursday that drought and conflicts were worsening food security across Africa, especially in its eastern part, amid strong global

The Ugandan government on Tuesday warned that its population was slipping into the food insecure phase due to the prolonged dry spell that has led to crop failure.

Tired and hungry, Rebecca James is one of hundreds of South Sudanese – mainly women and children – who gathered Monday in a “refugee center” in Al-Eligat, in southern neighboring Sudan, some ten ki

Thousands of South Sudanese families caught up in famine eat weeds and water lilies to survive, according to George Fominyen, spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP).

The United Nations said it was ramping up deliveries of fishing kits to famine-hit areas of South Sudan to help some of the 100,000 people facing imminent starvation in the war-ravaged country.

The International Organization for Migration warns that many of the millions of people facing famine in three African countries and in Yemen risk starving to death without urgent action to help the

In January 2017, members of the Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Farmers’ Rights, a unit of Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch (MAKAAM), conducted a field study to document the impact of the drought-induced rural distress on woman farmers. The report describes the situation in Tamil Nadu as a “famine”.

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