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.

The U.N.

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.

Internally displaced and severely acute malnourished children wait to receive medical attention at a hospital in Kasai-Oriental province,DRC.

An estimated 900,000 residents living in Nairobi’s slum areas are starving, it has now emerged.

Poor rainfall and high food prices will lead to food insecurity through September, says the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency UNHCR have appealed for 80 million U.S. dollars to provide food assistance for refugees located in Ethiopia.

Somalia will plunge back into famine if humanitarian aid is pulled out of the Horn of Africa country, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said in a statement Monday.

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