The World Bank, the United Nations and partners on Sunday launched the Famine Action Mechanism (FAM), the first global initiative dedicated to preventing famine.

Despite receiving more than normal rainfall in the March to May season, which boosted food production, some parts of Kenya are still facing food crisis.

World Food Programme (WFP) urgently requires $49 million to continue lifesaving support until the end of 2018 to assist the most food insecure and vulnerable people in the North-east Nigeria.

Eight West African states have called for emergency aid for four countries in the Sahel facing food shortages as a result of jihadist violence.

Khartoum — During Sudan's lean season, from May to July, the number of Sudanese requiring food assistance is expected to rise to six million.

The United Nations aid chief raised alarm on Tuesday over a worsening food crisis in the Sahel region that has sent malnutrition rates skyrocketing to their worst level since 2012.

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More civilians in South Sudan are without food in more places than ever before in the country’s history, an international aid agency warned, saying an upsurge in fighting, lack of access and attack

The British charity, Oxfam, has called for urgent action to prevent millions of people hit by famine in war-torn South Sudan.

The British charity said people were falling ill from eating grass and weeds.

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