In the Somali region — one of the worst affected — the malnutrition rate jumped 64 percent in the past year, according to Save the Children.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud uses his inauguration ceremony to seek international aid as famine approaches the drought-hit East African country.
An extreme months-long drought has left the Horn of Africa on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, forcing huge numbers of people to leave their homes in search of food.
The Month of Mercy and Giving is a month of both activism and devotion.
Living in extreme poverty has forced many Afghan families to make life-altering decisions to survive amid the looming economic and humanitarian crisis.
UN chief Antonio Guterres said "we need to re-think how we see and value food – not simply as a commodity to be traded, but as a right that every person shares," as he warned the Covid-19 pandemic has made the challenge greater.
World Food Program is running out of money again and without new funding reductions will be made in rations for 3.2 million people in October and for 5 million by December, warns WFP chief David Beasley.
Myanmar military is fighting ill-armed volunteers, aligned with anti-coup lawmakers, in Kayah State near the Thai border, with locals accusing the army of firing artillery shells that landed near villages.
Top Tigray official Abebe Gebrehiwot says Ethiopian government is telling Tigrayan farmers not to farm and blocking seeds from reaching parts of the northern region.
Eritrea denies allegations of aid obstruction but Abiy government's documents suggest soldiers have been plundering food supplies, stoking fears of starvation deaths, and blocking access to Ethiopian checkpoints.
More than 88 million people were suffering from “acute hunger” at the end of 2020 due to conflict and instability, a 20 percent increase in one year, says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at UNSC meeting.
The United Nations is the main provider of reproductive health services in Yemen, where a long-running conflict has left 80 percent of people reliant on aid, but it has been forced to cut back its operations due to a funding shortfall.
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