Crisis in Somaliland: drought and famine threaten millions
Description: Over 20 million people are threatened by drought in the Horn of Africa, Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan.
In Somalia over six million need humanitarian assistance, around 680,000 people have fled the drought there since last November and around 1.4 million children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year.
This is the fourth rainy season when there has been little or no rain in Somaliland, which was one of the first areas hit by drought three years ago.
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15 May 2017
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Description: A new report from the World Food Program adds weight to the notion that human actions, as well as drought or natural disaster, can cause food insecurity and famine. VOA'S Kevin Enochs reports.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/3842114.html
08 May 2017
Description: Manuela, 17, and her three sisters fled war and catastrophic famine in South Sudan. In the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they're seeking to rebuild their lives.
With more than 20 million people in Yemen and parts of Africa facing starvation and famine, the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War, the United Nations has warned. Turkana County in Kenya, on the border to South Sudan, is especially hard hit. Here, nomadic tribes are struggling with one of the worst droughts of recent decades. Thousands of refugees fleeing civil war and famine in South Sudan pass through the region on their way to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya - among them 17-year-old Manuela Nyoka and her three sisters. They're hoping to rebuild their lives there. Drought and War - Manuela's Story. A Report by Jan-Philipp Scholz and Sandra Petersmann.
21 Apr 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent further hunger deaths in four countries stalked by famine: north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.
Conflict is the common thread across the four affected countries. FAO is working with WFP in these emergency zones to prevent famine spreading further.
For example, in South Sudan, FAO and WFP are part of an inter-agency rapid response that is bringing life-saving food, fishing and vegetable-growing kits, and other emergency services to hard-to-reach communities gripped by famine.
In north-eastern Nigeria, the two agencies are collaborating to ensure people facing hunger receive both food assistance to meet their immediate needs and food production assistance to grow their own food. Food production kits cost less than $90 but can provide enough food for a family of eight for six months.
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21 May 2017
Description: Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, and the threat of famine looms over hungry populations in Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria. Mothers in these countries are facing the most impossible of situations -- watching their children starve, and having no way to bring them food and medical care. You can help by making a gift to CARE and rushing urgently needed food, medical care and other essentials to mothers and families in crisis around the world: http://www.gifts.care.org
02 May 2017
Description: Depuis deux ans, l'escalade du conflit au Yémen a provoqué l’une des plus graves crises humanitaires au monde. Avec près de 19 millions de personnes ayant besoin d’une assistance humanitaire et des alertes persistantes de potentielles poches de famine, la situation est catastrophique.
Tous les jours, le Droit international humanitaire est bafoué, dans un silence assourdissant.
Nous demandons la levée du blocus, empêchant de fait les importations de nourriture et de médicaments, et que les droits des populations civiles soient respectés.
Aidons-le Yémen à sortir du silence !
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27 Mar 2017
Description: An OCHA film to accompany the Geneva launch of the Global Humanitarian Appeal for 2015
08 Dec 2014
Description: Millions of people have escaped the militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. But now they are facing a new threat: starvation.
EU Humanitarian Aid brought 75 million euros into the region as one of the first donors who have acknowledged the gravity of the situation. But the food crisis the region is facing could turn into a humanitarian catastrophe.
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20 Dec 2016
Description: United Nations - According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), one million people are on the brink of famine in South Sudan due to insecurity and lack of humanitarian access. Humanitarian organizations are urgently appealing for funding to respond to the escalating crisis. USD 1.6 billion is required to provide life-saving assistance.
UN in Action: Episode #1549
Script (Pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1549escript.pdf
22 May 2017
Description: Action Against Hunger's "Porridge Moms" program in conflict-torn northeast Nigeria empowers women displaced by violence to protect their children from severe malnutrition and cope with the trauma they have experienced.
08 Mar 2017
Description: A large double decker truck is quickly making its way towards Garadag from Fadigaab. It is carrying nine families and what is left of their herds: some sheep, goats and donkeys. It is even carrying their homes – herders can dismantle their huts quickly and rebuild them in different locations. This is what they have done for centuries, following the movements of their animals and the alternating of the seasons. But these nine families, in the last six months, because of the drought, had to do this six times, looking for drinkable water for themselves and their animals.
Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more.
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27 Apr 2017
Description: The world today is grappling with four looming famines which are testing the capacity of our strapped global humanitarian response infrastructure. In Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen, protracted conflict has left 30 million people, mostly children, in the throes of severe food insecurity, with 20 million potentially facing starvation.
José Graziano da Silva, Director General of the FAO, and David Beasley, the newly appointed Executive Director of WFP, traveled together last week to visit some of the hardest hit communities in famine-stricken South Sudan. Come hear their perspective on what the United Nations has called the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII.
How did we get here and what are the most urgent steps the global community must take to respond to this hunger crisis? Why is it important for the United States to play a leadership role in the response? Why is it imperative for the global humanitarian community to move beyond empathy to action?
05 Jun 2017