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OCHA

More than 1 million Somalis face acute food insecurity, up 20 per cent from six months ago

After gradual rebuilding of livelihoods since the 2011 famine that cost over a quarter of a million lives, fragile gains are now being eroded and malnutrition rates are again on the rise, says UNRC.

Ukraine + 1 other
UNHCR

Number of displaced more than doubles since early August to 260,000

"If this crisis is not quickly stopped, it will have not only devastating humanitarian consequences but it also has the potential to destabilize the whole region," says UNHCR chief.

Liberia + 2 others
FAO

Ebola outbreak puts harvests at risk, sends food prices shooting up

Disruptions in food trade and marketing in countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labour shortages are putting upcoming harvest season at serious risk.

IRIN

Libyan health care on life support

The political chaos and unrest in Libya is taking a serious toll on health services, with the departure of medical staff and humanitarian agencies increasing the strain on health workers.

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