Nairobi — The onset of a severe drought in 2016 has hit arid and semi-arid regions in Kenya, affecting over 2.7 million people.

The court urged bigger NGOs such as Tata Trust and others to come forward with suggestions, expertise and financial assistance.

As a result of the drought, a total of 174,000 children are not attending school in the affected counties, and 1,274 schools have no access to water, affecting 246,000 children.

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday, February 20, accordi

The United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan said Monday that 100,000 people “are already starving” in the country.

A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years.

Slumped in his mother's lap in a health clinic in northeast Nigeria, three-year-old Hassan was too drained to cry or protest as the nurse wrapped a tape measure tightly around his arm.

With 2,300 children below five years of age and 145 child-bearing women dying every day, Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, it was learnt yesterday.

The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has revealed that about N44.1 billion (US$147 million) is required to prevent severe malnutrition in 450,000 children in North-East part of the country t

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, outgoing African Union Commission Chairperson Tuesday led African Heads of State to commit to advance the goal of universal access to immunisation by 2020 by endorsing the A