UN agency says that of the total number of children of Africa facing hunger, nearly two million across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia require urgent treatment for severe acute malnutrition.
Around 7.76 million people are likely to face acute food insecurity during the April-July 2023 lean season while 1.4 million children will be malnourished in the east African country, according to a UN report.
As many as 19,700 people are estimated to be dying of hunger every day, over 200 NGOs say in a open letter addressing world leaders gathering in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
Oxfam calls on rich nations to compensate low-income countries, saying polluting G20 nations are responsible for over 3/4 of world’s CO2 emissions while 10 climate hotspots are collectively responsible for just 0.13%.
The UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths has asked donors to immediately provide $770 million to help the war-ravaged country.
Washington is stepping up to buy about 150,000 metric tonnes of grain from Ukraine, says World Food Program chief and urges Gulf states, who he says are making record-breaking oil profits, to chip in with help.
Yemen lacks proper infrastructure due to ongoing civil war, which decreased the vital services provided to Yemenis and increased their suffering in times of extreme weather.
Miguel Barros was hungry, as was his family. So as a last resort, he called the police for help. He never imagined his plight would go viral, and that his family would end up with quantities of food beyond his dreams.
East Africa bloc has announced nearly 50 million people across the region are expected to face acute food insecurity this year.
Blockade of Ukraine's Black Sea ports has stopped grain shipments from the world's fourth-largest exporter of wheat and corn, raising the spectre of shortages and hunger in low-income countries.
At least 31 people died in the southern Rivers state after hundreds of people, who turned up to receive food at the church, broke through a gate, causing the stampede.
Economic collapse, rising food prices and drought have forced some 20 million Afghans to go hungry, Save the Children says.
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