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On the Ethiopian border, refugees fleeing fighting, famine make for Sudan

PBS NewsHour– Jul 24, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia launched a government offensive last November against rebels in the northern region of Tigray. At the time, he promised the war would be over in a … Continue reading

South Sudan famine continues to spread

AP Archive – Apr 7, 202 (11 Apr 2017) Two months after the world’s youngest nation declared a famine, hunger has become more widespread than expected, aid workers say. South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal region is on the brink … Continue reading

South Sudan: 10 years after independence, 7 million people at risk of famine

FRANCE 24 English– Jul 9, 2021 The world’s newest country is marking a decade of #independence. But the situation is dire for the people of #SouthSudan, despite the 2018 peace deal between President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar … Continue reading

South Sudanese ‘one step away from famine’, as UN launches humanitarian respon se plan | | UN News

16 March 2021 Humanitarian Aid As hunger levels continue to deepen in South Sudan due to a combination of violence, climate change and COVID-19, the 2021 South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan was launched on Tuesday aiming to reach 6.6 million … Continue reading

The looming famine in Tigray is an avoidable catastrophe | George Monbiot | The Guardian

George Monbiot -Wed 30 Jun 2021 02.00 EDT The ruination of a once-thriving area of Ethiopia is the result of war and its associated crimes. The world needs to wake up. It is hard to believe it’s happening again, even … Continue reading

Acute hunger at five-year high, study warns, as famine looms for millions | World Food Programme

At least 155 million people in 55 countries faced acute hunger in 2020 — 20 million more than 2019, according to figures from the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises, released today. This marks a five-year high for people facing … Continue reading

‘People aren’t starving, they are being starved’: Humanitarian agencies is sue joint call for funds to avert famine | World Food Programme

International Council of Voluntary Agencies rallies Oxfam, Save the Children and 258 other organizations after World Food Programme’s warning on increasing levels of hunger 20 April 2021, By Peyvand Khorsandi Humanitarian agencies around the world have joined forces to warn … Continue reading

“He Was Defeated”: Ethiopian PM Withdraws from Tigray After Months of Civil War, as Famine L ooms

Democracy Now! Published on Jul 1, 2021 The Ethiopian military has withdrawn its forces from Mekelle, the capital of the war-torn Tigray region, after the government declared a ceasefire. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed denied reports his military was defeated by … Continue reading

A Political Solution Is the Only Way: Crisis Escalates in Ethiopia Amid War, Famine & Elections

Democracy Now! Published on Jun 25, 2021 An Ethiopian military bombing of a marketplace in the Tigray region killed at least 64 people in one of the deadliest attacks since government forces invaded the region last November. The bombing came … Continue reading

Nearly half of Yemenis face acute food insecurity, UN says, pushing country closer to famine

FRANCE 24 English Dec 3, 2020 Famine-like conditions have re-appeared in parts of Yemen and almost half the population is experiencing high levels of food insecurity, new United Nations data showed on Thursday, with aid agencies warning time is running … Continue reading