Famine

February 22, 2019 - 4:31 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday. Without aid more...
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Martin Griffiths, top, the United Nations envoy for Yemen, gives a video briefing to the Security Council at U.N. headquarters Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Griffiths told the council that a speedy presence in the field is "an essential part of the confidence" needed to accompany implementation of Thursday's agreement between Yemen's government and Houthi Shiite rebels. (Eskinder Debebe/United Nations via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 10:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen called Friday for the urgent deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces — a potential breakthrough in Yemen's four-year civil war. Martin Griffiths...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, Houthi Shiite rebels inspect the rubble of the Republican Palace that was destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen. Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen are on a pace to kill more civilians in 2018 than last year despite US claims that the coalition is working to prevent such bloodshed, a database tracking violence shows. The war, nearly four years old, may have killed as many as 80,000 people, according to the figures. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 16, 2018 - 5:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country's internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe's worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world's...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018, photo, children sit in front of moldy bread in their shelter, in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen. In a plastic washtub, the children's mother collects hard bread crumbs even those covered with mold, then mix with water, add salt, and give to her four children. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
November 03, 2018 - 8:27 am
CAIRO (AP) — The regional chief of the U.N. children's agency said Saturday that Yemeni authorities are making it difficult to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid and warned that impeding relief efforts could plunge the country into famine. Geert Cappelaere told The Associated Press in an...
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September 25, 2018 - 11:59 am
LONDON (AP) — A story of starvation in Stalin's Soviet Union, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and a look at how factories changed the world are among finalists for a $75,000 history book prize. Eight books competing for the Cundill History Prize include Anne Applebaum's "Red Famine," Caroline...
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