There's mounting concern about famine in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria
An SOS has been sent out by the UN over the growing threat posed by a drought in Kenya.
Thousands of families caught up in South Sudan’s famine are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the River Nile.
Launching a funding appeal, the UN says drought, chronic poverty and Boko Haram Islamic militants have led to the emergency.
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.
Yemen has only around three months supply of wheat stocks and could see similar shortages of other food grains such as rice.
More than a quarter of a million people died because of the severe famine that struck Somalia between 2010 and 2012, says the UN. The report
In Brussels, the European parliament backed new plans this week to clamp down on so called food speculation. Ahead of the vote on Wednesday
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 United Nations is predicting a widespread famine across Sub-Saharan Africa if there’s no increase in humanitarian aid. Officials say drought