NIGER, AFRICA: Catholic Relief Services work to slow food shortages

NIGER, AFRICA: Catholic Relief Services work to slow food shortages

IRIN – UN Humanitarian news & analysis – WNN – WorldFOOD (WNN/IRIN) Maradi/Diffa, NIGER, WESTERN AFRICA: Farmers in drought-ridden parts of Niger are facing a dangerous combination of stresses – chronic drought, land degradation, pests and poor seeds – which threaten to throw them even deeper into hunger and poverty. James Litzinger, an agricultural specialist […]

Climate Change in Kenya is changing women’s lives

Climate Change in Kenya is changing women’s lives

Ann Kobia Makena – WNN Features (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: Under a swiftly shifting landscape in rural Kenya, climate change and its impacts have drastically changed numerous lives in the African nation of Kenya, especially for rural Kenyan pastoralists who depend almost exclusively on rainfall and adequate water supplies. Water in local ecosystems has been shifting […]

AFRICA: Sahel desert drought causes widespread displacement

AFRICA: Sahel desert drought causes widespread displacement

Deborah Mazon – WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: The United States is providing over $81 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian needs as the lean season begins in the drought affected Sahel region of West Africa. With this additional contribution, the U.S. government is reaching more than three million vulnerable people. […]

As crisis intensifies UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia

As crisis intensifies UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia

WNN Breaking (WNN) BREAKING: Since famine was declared in Somalia July 2011, over 110,000 children in the region have been admitted to UNICEF-supported therapeutic centres for severe and moderate acute malnutrition. Despite these efforts, the numbers of children suffering from malnutrition is still on the rise. “Malnutrition has become something widespread, if you receive 5 […]

Mogadishu: Mother and Malnourished Child

Mogadishu: Mother and Malnourished Child

WNN Photos A mother comforts her suffering child.  (WNN) SOMALI: A mother cradles her malnourished and dehydrated baby at Banadir Hospital in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Somalia is gripped by a devastating drought and famine that has already killed tens of thousands and is leaving many hundreds of thousands more, particularly young children and babies, […]