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Three million at risk of famine in Lake Chad region

Launching a funding appeal, the UN says drought, chronic poverty and Boko Haram Islamic militants have led to the emergency.

Launching a funding appeal, the UN says drought, chronic poverty and Boko Haram Islamic militants have led to the emergency.

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Famine rears its head in South Sudan

Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.

Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.

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Yemen has 'only 3 months supply' of some key food stocks

Yemen has only around three months supply of wheat stocks and could see similar shortages of other food grains such as rice.

Yemen has only around three months supply of wheat stocks and could see similar shortages of other food grains such as rice.

Europe

MEPs back plans to curb food speculators

In Brussels, the European parliament backed new plans this week to clamp down on so called food speculation. Ahead of the vote on Wednesday

In Brussels, the European parliament backed new plans this week to clamp down on so called food speculation. Ahead of the vote on Wednesday

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G8 looks to private sector for help fighting hunger

The leaders of the world’s industrial powers are calling on the private sector to help fight hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. The

The leaders of the world’s industrial powers are calling on the private sector to help fight hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. The

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UN warns of impending famine in Chad

The United Nations is predicting a widespread famine across Sub-Saharan Africa if there’s no increase in humanitarian aid. Officials say drought

The United Nations is predicting a widespread famine across Sub-Saharan Africa if there’s no increase in humanitarian aid. Officials say drought