Aid workers forced to pull back in Nigeria as famine looms
Risk of famine is looming in Nigeria as a decade-long Islamist insurgency in the country's northeast shows no signs of abating and access to people in need is becoming more challenging, say aid workers.
UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria
Millions of people in conflict-hit Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria are at risk of famine in the coming months or already facing it, two United Nations agencies warned Tuesday.
Clay quells hunger in famine-hit Madagascar
In the drought-ravaged south of Madagascar, people are filling their bellies with white clay mixed with tamarind to cope with famine.
COVID-19: Bleak planting season signals looming famine
Businesses in the food supply chains are suffering and many will go under since farmhands cannot get to work, input supplies have been curtailed and planning has become impossible.
UN food agency urges 'agroecology' to fight famine
Current food production methods are harming the planet while failing to provide millions of the world's poor with enough to eat, the UN food agency warned Tuesday. Instead, the adoption of "agroecology", which improves soil quality and costs less for farmers, would help reverse growing food insecurity, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. "We…
Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Drought and conflict have pushed the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen to the brink of famine, and a lack of aid funding means many could starve to death, the UN said Tuesday.
1.4 million children face famine in four countries, says UNICEF
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.