The World Food Programme (WFP) issued an "urgent call" on Monday for US$1 billion to help millions at risk of starvation in north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians could starve to death in the famine-threatened northeast due to lack of aid funds, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

Funding from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) has been instrumental in enabling WFP to provide an innovative package of cash assistance alongside food rations to refugee

The head of the United Nations said on Wednesday it was vital to help fragile regions grow resilient and ward off future crises as well as address humanitarian disasters when they erupt.

The Red Cross says the number of suspected cases in Yemen has tripled over the past week to more than 8,500.

One in four children in the Arab world live in poverty, often deprived of life's most basic necessities such as proper housing or safe water, according to a study released on Monday by the U.N.

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has killed 51 people since April 27, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, more than double the toll of 25 reported three days ago.

The head of the United Nations said on Wednesday it was vital to help fragile regions grow resilient and ward off future crises as well as address humanitarian disasters when they erupt.

Another simultaneous study examines health spending trends globally between 1995 and 2014.

For the past two years, the rains have been poor in Somalia. What comes next is tragically familiar. Dry wells. Dying livestock. Failed harvests. Migration.

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