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South Sudan Facing Severe Food Shortages, Humanitarian Groups Say

NPR: Nothing Is Going Right In The World’s Newest Nation “…The brutal civil war left tens of thousands of South Sudanese dead, drove more than two million people from their homes and lay to waste entire towns. Aid groups and the U.N. warn that is the country is now on…

Nearly 16M People In Southern Africa Risk Hunger Because Of Drought, WFP Says

Reuters: WFP says 16 mln face hunger in southern Africa, emergency looms “Almost 16 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern and that number could climb to almost 50 million, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on…

2.5M People Food Insecure In CAR; U.N. Agencies Appeal For Assistance

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Hunger soars in CAR as nearly 2.5 million face food shortages “Half the population in Central African Republic are going hungry every day, double the number a year ago, U.N. officials said as they called for help to prevent the ‘dire’ food situation deteriorating further…” (Batha, 3/2).

Despite International Praise For Relief Efforts, Ethiopians Remain Food Insecure

The Guardian: ‘We’re waiting to die’: Ethiopians pray even as drought response praised “…In contrast with other humanitarian crises, such as the one in neighboring South Sudan, where aid is delivered through international organizations, the government is the main channel for relief efforts in Ethiopia. … But despite praise by…

Global Community Must Do More To Implement Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction Plans

The Guardian: Climate change is a potent element in the deadly brew of disaster risk Helen Clark, head of the U.N. Development Programme and former prime minister of New Zealand, and Robert Glasser, head of the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the secretary general’s special representative for disaster…

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