Hunger

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Southern Angola facing the worst drought since 1981, leading to severe hunger

People living in drought-stricken provinces of southern Angola are facing the worst drought since 1981 and an extended hunger season. According to ECHO, the poor harvests have severely affected the population access to food in this region, which is highly dependent...

October 01, 2021

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A months' ration of bread now at 44 percent of monthly minimum wage, Lebanon

Bread prices in Lebanon soared another 11% due to the worsening crisis, setting a monthly ration of family bread at 44% of the minimum monthly wage. A bag of flatbread costs 5 000 Lebanese Pounds in supermarkets, over three times as much as last year, according to...

August 29, 2021

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Worst drought in 40 years hits southern Madagascar

Parts of southern Madagascar are under the worst drought conditions since at least 1981. The region is now in its fifth year of drought which wiped out harvests and hampered access to food. In three months to January 2021, there was less than 50% of the normal...

May 12, 2021

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Worst drought in 40 years leads to rising hunger and severe food shortages in Angola

Severe food shortage and hunger are on the rise in Angola as the country is gripped by its worst drought in nearly four decades, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on March 26, 2021. The rainy season in Angola, which typically runs from November to April, is...

March 30, 2021

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Somalia declares state of emergency over new locust invasion, infestation persists in Saudi Arabia

Somalia has announced a state of emergency on Wednesday, February 4, 2021, as the nation battles a new generation of desert locust swarms that have already caused major damage to farmlands. Meanwhile, infestations are ongoing in Saudi Arabia, posing risks that any...

February 05, 2021

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Drought-driven hunger threatens 1.5 million people in southern Madagascar

About half the population of southern Madagascar or 1.5 million people is suffering from drought-driven hunger, the UN World Food Program (WFP) reported on November 30, 2020. Three straight years of drought have eradicated harvests and hampered people's access...

December 01, 2020

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25 million people may go hungry as locust plague continues in East Africa, Middle East and India

Massive swarms of locust continue to devastate huge swaths of East Africa, the Middle East, and India since January, threatening food supplies for millions. In a worst-case scenario, 5 million more people may go hungry due to the outbreak -- that's on top of the...

June 25, 2020

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World on the brink of worst food crisis in 50 years, UN warns

The UN has warned that the world is on the verge of the worst food crisis in at least 50 years as the recession following the COVID-19 pandemic may put basic nutrition beyond impoverished people's reach. The organization has urged governments to take prompt...

June 10, 2020

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239 million people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from hunger and malnutrition

The hunger and malnutrition crisis in sub-Saharan Africa is increasing at an alarming rate, with now about 239 million people suffering, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The organization discussed key targets to combat the...

February 15, 2020

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45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger following natural disasters and economic disarray

45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are facing worsening hunger following calamities such as drought and flooding, as well as economic disarray, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said on Thursday, January 16, 2020. ...

January 23, 2020

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Extreme weather leaves 45 million at risk of severe food shortages, Southern Africa

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) reported that more than 11 million people are already suffering emergency levels of food shortages in nine Southern African countries, and the figures are expected to catapult to 45 million over the...

December 18, 2019

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Hunger levels in Horn of Africa rise as region experiences driest summer in over 35 years

Save the Children raised warning over a major emergency in the Horn of Africa as at least 13 million people will continue to face starvation following poor rainfall that affected crops, livestock, and livelihood. The area is now experiencing its driest summer since...

October 14, 2019

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Zambia on the verge of starvation as country struggles from worst drought since 1981

Zambia is prompted to declare a food-insecurity emergency as the country faces the worst drought since 1981. Reports show that parts of the Southern Africa region, particularly huge areas in Southern and Western Zambia received the lowest seasonal rainfall from...

September 02, 2019

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Hunger warning after early drought hits DPRK, 10.1 million in need of urgent food assistance

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) warns early seasonal drought in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) could exacerbate hunger, malnutrition and health problems for thousands of children, pregnant and...

May 13, 2019

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10 million people in Afghanistan face severe acute food insecurity after floods and drought

10 million people in Afghanistan (population 35 million) are facing severe acute food insecurity following 3 years of drought and recent floods. Three years of drought have contributed to massive crop failure, economic hardship, hunger and loss of life, forcing 266...

March 28, 2019

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Drought in Somalia kills up to 75% of livestock, pre-famine alert issued

Severe drought is having a devastating impact on people in the Horn of Africa. 750 000 people have been newly displaced just in Somalia. For agropastoralists in Somalia losing their animals is a telltale sign of trouble ahead. In many parts of the country, rains...

November 15, 2017

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Worst harvest in 40 years as drought affects 1.2 million, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is enduring its worst drought in decades and worst harvest in 40 years, affecting more than 1.2 million people. Of them, over 600 000 are children. Sri Lanka's government said over 1.2 million people have been affected by drought which began last...

March 14, 2017