Famine

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Germany set to declare starvation of Ukrainians under Stalin a genocide
Bundestag hopes move will serve as ‘warning’ to Moscow as Ukraine faces potential hunger crisis

Philip Oltermann

25, Nov, 2022 @1:36 PM

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Tigray still without aid eight days after deal to end Ethiopia’s blockade
Humanitarian groups hope to deliver huge influx of food and medicine to millions facing famine and disease

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

10, Nov, 2022 @2:09 PM

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Climate crisis funds not reaching countries in need, senior UN official says
With famine in Somalia almost inevitable, Martin Griffiths criticises opaque handling of $100bn a year promised to poorer countries

Kaamil Ahmed

27, Oct, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Dispatches from Somalia: farmers and families describe struggle as drought deepens
Reporters from Bilan, an all-female media team based in Mogadishu, visited different areas of Somalia to find out how the crisis has hit communities

Kiin Hassan Fakat, Shukri Mohamed Abdi and Fathi Mohamed Ahmed

11, Oct, 2022 @11:01 AM

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‘Overlapping shocks’ are undoing efforts to end hunger in Africa, UN warns
Urgent aid response needed as climate crisis, Covid, local conflicts and soaring fuel prices push millions more into hunger

Fred Harter in Addis Ababa

11, Oct, 2022 @10:03 AM

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UK’s lost leadership role hurts Somalia’s fight against famine, says drought envoy
Britain is no longer the key humanitarian player and ‘great ally’ it once was, says envoy trying to get support for Somalia’s drought

Tracy McVeigh

10, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Act now to save Somalia from deadly famine | Letter
Letters: Experts forecast that starvation will spread in Somalia between October and December, writes Helene Sinnreich

Letters

26, Sep, 2022 @5:04 PM

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1984: was the year quite as awful as George Orwell predicted?
Big Brother wasn’t watching you, but there was the IRA Brighton bombing, famine in Africa and the miners’ strike to think about

Chris Hall

25, Sep, 2022 @5:45 AM

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‘There’s a path towards death that people travel’: how hunger destroys lives and communities
With malnutrition reaching record levels, we look at its devastating effects on the body and mind and the urgent need for aid to prevent the suffering

Isabel Choat

21, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Extreme hunger soaring in world’s climate hotspots, says Oxfam
Charity says 19 million people facing starvation in report highlighting link with extreme weather

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

15, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Drought likely to push parts of Somalia into famine by end of year, warns UN
World is ‘in last minute of the 11th hour to save lives’, says aid chief, amid fears that crisis is worse than 2010 famine, when 250,000 died

Lizzy Davies

05, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Britain must show compassion and leadership over the global food crisis | Letter
Letter: Impending famine in the Horn of Africa demands the UK restore its aid budget, writes Selena Victor

Letters

11, Jul, 2022 @4:19 PM

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