Hunger

About 300,000 South Sudan children could face starvation.

At least 270,000 children in South Sudan are severely malnourished and face greater risk of starvation, with some 20,000 expected to die from extreme hunger before the end of year, aid group Save the Children warned on Thursday. The agency said nearly half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger. “Malnourished children have substantially […]

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US-based Nigerian parents arrested after son dies during 40-day fast

The parents of a 15-year-old boy were charged to court after their son died of starvation last week in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, following a 40-day fast. Kehinde Omosebi, 49, who claims to be a pastor, and his wife Titilayo Omosebi, 47, were charged Tuesday in Sauk County with causing the child’s death through neglect. They were also charged with child […]

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African migrants in Italy took to hunger strike .

Italy has been accused of holding 150 migrants ‘hostage’ on a coastguard ship ‘as a way of blackmailing Europe’. Many of those stranded aboard the vessel – the Diciotti – for a ninth day, began a hunger strike on friday. Their reaction is out of frustration that Italy continues to refuse to let them disembark in Sicily […]

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Northeastern Nigeria Faces Famine

Aid agencies warn that northeastern Nigeria is facing a famine. The Boko Haram conflict has displaced over two million people. Militants have stolen livestock and insecurity has disrupted trade and is preventing many families from returning their farms. The situation is particularly precarious for tens of thousands of children.

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