Famine death toll outpaces COVID-19 fatalities, says Oxfam
The coronavirus pandemic, climate crisis and conflicts have pushed more than half a million people to the brink of starvation, Oxfam reported. Cutting new military spending by less than 20% would end global hunger.
UN says 350,000 face famine in Tigray, millions in danger
United Nations experts say some 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray province are acutely threatened by starvation, with millions more at risk. Agencies and aid groups say conflict is to blame.
Eating dirt in Madagascar to escape famine
In the drought-ravaged south of Madagascar, people are eating white clay mixed with tamarind to cope with famine. Half of the population in the southern region of the Indian Ocean island -- 1.5 million people -- is currently in need of emergency food aid, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). Around 31 million euros ($37.6 million) are urgently needed to feed the hungry.
UN: Yemen on the verge of a 'catastrophic' famine
Yemen is in "imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades," UN Secretary-General Guterres has warned. He called for urgent action from the international community to "stave off catastrophe."
Ekiti records first COVID-19 death, Global cases of COVID-19 now over 2.5million and more
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Thousands of South Sudanese refugees seek shelter in Uganda
Over one and a half million South Sudanese have fled the war and famine in their country. An estimated 800,000 of them have escaped to neighbouring Uganda and more than 2,000 are still crossing the border every day.
Cloaked in dust and rags, Somalis flee a looming famine
Successive seasons of poor rains and failed harvests are forcing Somalis to flee their homes in northern Somalia. The United Nations warns of an unprecedented global crisis with famine already gripping parts of South Sudan and looming over Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia.