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World - Region
3/16/2022 10:23:12 AM
The UN humanitarian chief on Tuesday urged a world focused on Russia's war in Ukraine not to forget the conflict in Yemen where ‘one of the world's gravest global humanitarian catastrophes’ has left 19 million people facing hunger this year, including 160,000 likely to face ‘famine-like conditions’.

World - Region
3/14/2022 4:34:52 PM
More than a dozen UN agencies and international aid groups said Monday that 161,000 people in war-torn Yemen are likely to experience famine over the second half of 2022, a fivefold increase from the current figure.

World - Africa
3/10/2022 6:53:13 PM
The United Nations warned Wednesday that it faces a crippling lack of funds to tackle Somalia's devastating drought, which has been "overshadowed" by other humanitarian crises including the war in Ukraine.

World - Africa
2/23/2022 12:31:53 PM
Vast swathes of land stretching from southern Ethiopia to northern Kenya and Somalia are in the grip of a severe drought that has left 13 million people facing hunger.

World - Africa
2/12/2022 2:54:46 PM
Sitting under the hot sun, hungry women and children await food aid in a camp on the outskirts of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. They have walked for days, fleeing the drought now ravaging a large part of rural Somalia.

World - Africa
2/8/2022 11:25:01 AM
Drought conditions have left an estimated 13 million people facing severe hunger in the Horn of Africa, according to the United Nations World Food Program.

World - Africa
2/2/2022 2:21:22 PM
It's 2 p.m. and Hannah Mgbede asks her husband if she can take her first break of the day from threshing rice so she can breastfeed their 18-month-old baby girl fastened to her back during the grueling work.

World - Africa
2/1/2022 2:54:27 PM
The children walk among carcasses of animals dead from hunger and exhaustion, a stark image of the drought threatening millions of people in the Horn of Africa.

World - Africa
1/27/2022 1:51:59 PM
Nearly 1,500 people died of malnutrition in just part of Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray region over a four-month period last year, including more than 350 young children, a new report by the region's health bureau says. It cites more than 5,000 blockade-related deaths in all from hunger and disease in the largest official death toll yet associated with the country's war.

World - International
1/13/2022 11:19:40 PM
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged the United States and the World Bank to unfreeze Afghan funds, locked since the Taliban's return to power, to prevent "the nightmare unfolding in Afghanistan" from getting worse.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
1/11/2022 9:48:16 PM
Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash ended a hunger strike in protest against his detention by Israel last week, but other protests continue, writes Mohamed Abu Shaar in Gaza

World - Region
1/2/2022 3:06:42 PM
A Palestinian prisoner languishing in hospital after an extensive hunger strike teetered close to death Sunday, sparking international concern and Palestinian demands that Israel release him from detention without charges.

World - Region
12/22/2021 12:20:06 PM
The World Food Programme said Wednesday it was "forced" to cut aid to Yemen due to lack of funds, and warned of a surge in hunger in the war-torn country.

World - Africa
12/20/2021 6:48:50 PM
Nearly one in four people in Somalia are facing acute hunger as drought ravages the conflict-wracked country, following three seasons of poor rains and a fourth on the way, the United Nations warned Monday.

World - Africa
12/20/2021 9:19:34 AM
Nearly one in four people in Somalia are facing acute hunger as drought ravages the conflict-wracked country, following three seasons of poor rains and a fourth on the way, the United Nations warned Monday.

World - Region
12/10/2021 12:14:48 PM
A year after being released from an Israeli prison following a 103-day hunger strike, Maher al-Akhras is barely able to walk. Frequent bouts of dizziness and sensitivity to noise mean he can neither enjoy social occasions nor return to work on his ancestral farm in the occupied West Bank.

World - Region
12/5/2021 8:25:13 PM
Israeli authorities freed a prominent Palestinian prisoner on Sunday, two weeks after striking a release deal that ended his marathon 131-day hunger strike, said a prisoner rights group.

World - Region
12/3/2021 12:24:05 AM
Afghanistan is being hit by multiple crises that are ‘progressively getting worse’, with drought, economic collapse and displacement all pushing the population into catastrophic hunger, a senior international aid official said Thursday.

World - Africa
12/3/2021 12:19:42 AM
The United Nations is predicting that a record 274 million people - who together would amount to the world's fourth most-populous country - will require emergency humanitarian aid next year in countries like Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Syria and Yemen which face a raft of challenges including war, insecurity, hunger, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.

World - Africa
11/26/2021 4:08:28 PM
The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) said Friday that the number of people requiring food aid in war-torn northern Ethiopia had surged to more than nine million.

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