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UN allocates emergency funds to fight hunger in NE Uganda

The CERF allocation will address rising food insecurity in Uganda’s Karamoja region United Nations | Xinhua | The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated 4 million U.S. dollars to fight hunger in Uganda’s drought-hit northeastern Karamoja region, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. “The poor production of food and livestock …

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Famine threatens drought-devastated parts of Horn of Africa: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | Suffering a devastating drought that kills millions of livestock in the Horn of Africa, the threat of starvation looms in parts of the region, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. “Meteorological and humanitarian agencies are warning of the threat of starvation following four consecutive failed rainy seasons …

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Over 100,000 Somalis displaced amid tension in central Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | More than 100,000 people have fled from a local town in Galmudug state in central Somalia due to high tensions and potential conflict between local government and a paramilitary group, the United Nations said Friday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) …

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Sudan food crisis worst in years: UN

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Conflict-related displacements and high inflation rates on top of the impact of COVID-19 prevention measures are causing one of the worst food crises in recent years in Sudan, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday. Almost a quarter of the …

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Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

Beira, Mozambique | AFP | Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday. Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique’s coast unleashing hurricane-force wind and rain that flooded swathes of the poor …

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Six aid workers killed in South Sudan ambush

OCHA: South Sudan ambush highest number of aid workers killed in a single incident Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN said Sunday, in another blow to humanitarian efforts a country suffering from war-induced famine. A humanitarian source …

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