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Almost a billion go hungry worldwide | The Independent

by  Sarah Morrison An unparalleled number of severe food shortages has added 43 million to the number of people going hungry worldwide this year. And millions of children are now at risk of acute malnutrition, charities are warning. One week ahead of David Cameron’s “hunger summit”, they say that unless action is taken urgently, many more could fall victim. For ...

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South Kordofan: Sudan’s latest humanitarian hotspot | GlobalPost

Omar al-Bashir’s government is waging a brutal war against the people of South Kordofan. As Sudan’s army fights anti-government rebels, an estimated 1 million civilians suffer from daily air strikes that threaten their lives and prevent them from growing crops. The situation is fast becoming another humanitarian crisis to equal Darfur, but the international community has barely responded. NUBA MOUNTAINS, ...

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Western Sahara: Refugee starvation ‘could trigger new war’ | Pambazuka

Saharawis are becoming increasingly impatient with the UN and many are willing to break the ceasefire between Western Sahara’s liberation front, Polisario, and Morocco, which has been in place since 1991, and return to war. ‘The strategy of the Moroccan regime is to starve the Saharawi refugees into accepting the Moroccan position. They pressurise the UN into not giving the ...

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Saving children in the Horn of Africa | Al Jazeera

What can we do, collectively and individually, in response to the famine in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, which has been called “the most severe food security emergency in the world today”? Since the rains failed in October 2010, famine in Somalia has already caused tens of thousands of deaths, including more than 29,000 children under age five, and is ...

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UGANDA: Risk of starvation in Karamoja region IRIN Africa

ABIM, 27 July 2011 (IRIN) – Several districts in Uganda will need urgent relief aid to mitigate the risk of starvation following poor rains that have affected this year’s harvest, the Minister for Disaster Preparedness warned. Most of the affected districts are in Karamoja where the situation was particularly unique because crop failure and a prolonged drought had aggravated the ...

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