Hunger in the news
Share

12 September 2014

MOGADISHU, 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - Rising food costs, poor ‘Gu’ seasonal rains earlier in the year and continuing insecurity in parts of southern Somalia are affecting the nutritional status of vulnerable people there - a situation that could worsen in the coming months amid the risk of flooding, warn experts.


12 September 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia — More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with the situation, the United Nations warned Saturday, and other Somali cities are also facing a similar crisis.


12 September 2014

More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with the situation, the United Nations warned Saturday, and other Somali cities are also facing a similar crisis.


12 September 2014

More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with the situation, the United Nations warned Saturday, and other Somali cities are also facing a similar crisis.


12 September 2014

Humanitarian agencies demand urgent action as conflict and drought conditions theaten to leave nearly 3 million hungry.


12 September 2014

he UN’s director of humanitarian operations has told the world we “need to keep our attention on Somalia”, after new figures showed that more than 850,000 people in the country are in desperate need of food.


13 May 2014

Humanitarian agencies demand urgent action as conflict and drought conditions theaten to leave nearly 3 million hungry.


2 December 2013

The situation in Somalia has improved, and while it is still early, already some are making the decision to venture back. (..) But the fact remains that half a million refugees are currently living in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya, and they continue to require the same things they needed two years ago: shelter, food, water and safety. (..) Facing a shortage of funding, on November 1, WFP was forced to reduce food rations for refugees in Kenya by 20 percent. If these cuts must be long-lasting or expanded, it could slow or even reverse the refugees' recovery, and endanger their health all over again.


20 November 2013

The World Food Programme sent 340 tonnes of food, enough for 4,000 households for a month, while Puntland's government sent 32 trucks of supplies, the UN said on Monday.The local government in the semi-autonomous region said as many as 300 people were feared dead, while the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs confirmed 80 deaths so far.


24 September 2013

While praising the people and Government of Somalia, along with their international partners, for being “on the brink of achieving truly great things,” the top United Nations Envoy in the country warned the Security Council that overall success is not guaranteed and that “in no sense at all is the Somalia 'crisis' over.

“Where we stand is […] precarious. We cannot afford to lessen our focus or investment – despite the many competing claims for our attention in the rest of the world,” said Nicholas Kay, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia, as he briefed the Council on the Secretary-General's latest report on the situation in the country.

Before going into some detail on political and security issues he began by answering the question he said that all the Secretary-general's Special Representatives probably hear most: “Are you optimistic?”

“The answer in my case is a resounding “yes,” he said, adding that behind the “twists and turns, the crises and the standoffs”, Somalia has the foundations for progress: the international community is united behind a credible, legitimate federal Government.

“There are resources available to meet the most immediate needs; there is the political will to compromise and manage disputes without resorting to violence. And the Somali people I have met are tired of war and deprivation, fed up with brinkmanship and predatory politics,” said Mr. Kay.