Famine

By IAfrica
In Article
Aug 26th, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch By Mike Pflanz*, (UNICEF) – As a food crisis threatens millions in conflict-stricken South Sudan, families are eating whatever they can to survive. Without more urgent international help, many will likely die of starvation.* KIECH KUON, South Sudan, 25 August 2014 – In the field ne...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Aug 20th, 2014
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By Destaw Andargie (PhD) One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country’s fertile land to foreign agribusinesses. But we know the official explanation; that is, such ‘long-sought’ agricultural investments enhance the country’s food security. For a country t...
By IndepthAfrica
In IndepthAfrica
Jul 22nd, 2013
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By Bongani Dumisani, IndepthAfrica Almost Ten Percent of Malawi’s 13 million people confront starvation due of poor yields of the main staple maize, extended dry periods and flooding, a report presented Saturday stated. “The amount of people who will not be able to meet their yearly food ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Oct 8th, 2012
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By Alemayehu G. Mariam For the past several months, there has been much display of public sorrow and grief in Ethiopia. But not for the millions of invisible Ethiopians who are suffering and dying from starvation, or what the “experts” euphemistically call “acute food insecurity”. These Ethiopians ar...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 17th, 2012
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Nairobi – Over 2.5 million people in war-torn Somalia remain in crisis despite huge global aid efforts and the situation may worsen, the UN warned on Tuesday, one year after famine zones were declared there. “Mortality and malnutrition rates in Somalia have improved dramatically but remai...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 16th, 2012
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JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN – The United Nations has voiced concern about South Sudan’s ailing economy and says its people could suffer from spiraling inflation in the coming months, while around half the population already faces food shortages. South Sudan has taken in little revenue since January, when...
By benim
In News
Oct 5th, 2011
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Nairobi – The head of the US Agency for International Development says famine relief efforts in the Horn of Africa have saved countless lives. Usaid administrator Raj Shah said on Wednesday that resources used in interventions to stop the famine spreading in the region have made an impact. He s...
By benim
In East Africa
Sep 26th, 2011
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At least 66 Somalis have died of starvation in south Somalia, where severe famine and drought threaten the lives of millions of people, Press TV reports. Starvation claimed the lives of over 66 women and children in the famine-stricken Gedo region, located in the southern Somali town of Garbaharey. P...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 31st, 2011
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As local Somali Muslims end the holy month with a celebration, they keep in mind those who are starving in their homeland. The East African nation is wracked by its worst drought in 60 years, which is causing mass starvation. Ongoing civil conflict has hampered efforts to get food to many affected ar...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 8th, 2011
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The wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Kenya to focus attention on the famine in East Africa. Jill Biden on Monday is visiting the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab, where tens of thousands of Somali famine refugees have arrived in recent weeks. Biden’s trip is the highest-pro...