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Sudan needs “immediate action” on hunger to avert widespread death, UN-backed report says

United Nations Reuters Immediate action is needed to “prevent widespread death and total collapse of livelihoods and avert a catastrophic hunger crisis in Sudan,” a United Nations-backed global authority on food security warned on Friday. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) had been due to issue an update to its December analysis that found […]

Haiti gang wars push hunger to worst levels on record, reports say

Port-au-Prince, Haiti Reuters Almost half of Haiti’s people are struggling to feed themselves as gang violence spreads across the country, with several areas close to famine, international organisations said on Friday. Inflation and poor harvests have also helped push Haiti to its worst levels of food insecurity on record, they said. People take cover from […]

War pushes Sudan towards “catastrophic” famine-like conditions

Sudanese women who fled the conflict in Geneina in Sudan's Darfur region, line up to receive rice portions from Red Cross volunteers in Ourang on the outskirts of Adre, Chad on 25th July, 2023

Cairo, EgyptReuters Families in Sudan’s conflict zones could experience famine-like hunger by next summer, the United Nations has warned, while some in the war-ravaged capital are surviving on a single, meagre daily meal. Some 30 million people, almost two thirds of the population, are in need of assistance in Sudan according to the UN, double […]

Number of hungry in Sudan rises above 20 million

Sudanese girls who fled the conflict in Geneina, in Sudan's Darfur region, line up at the water point in Adre, Chad on 30th July, 2023.

Cairo, EgyptReuters The estimated number of people facing acute food insecurity in Sudan has risen faster than expected to 20.3 million, or 42 per cent of the population, as a conflict between rival military factions deepens a humanitarian crisis, a food security body said. The worst hit areas include the capital Khartoum, the western region […]

Children dying in Somalia as food catastrophe worsens

Somalia Shabelle River drought

Mogadishu, MozambiqueReuters More than 200,000 Somalis are suffering catastrophic food shortages and many are dying of hunger, with that number set to rise to over 700,000 next year, according to an analysis by an alliance of UN agencies and aid groups. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), which sets the global standard for determining […]