Famine

FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the carcass of a dead goat lies in the desert in a drought-stricken area near Bandar Beyla in Somalia. The United Nations' emergency relief coordinator said Tuesday, June 4, 2019, more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer's end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
June 05, 2019 - 8:42 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer's end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country. U.N. Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock says...
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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 - 11:22 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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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 - 9:27 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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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, a Yemeni soldier allied to the country's internationally recognized government unslings his machine gun on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's yearslong war between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing its exiled government has escalated with an assault on the insurgent-held port city of Hodeida. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
June 15, 2018 - 12:20 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 6: 15 pm. The United Arab Emirates says it has started flying and sailing aid to Yemen's port city of Hodeida, where its troops in a Saudi-led coalition are fighting Shiite rebels. A statement on the state-run WAM news...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2000, file photo, a Yemeni police boat passes by the stricken USS Cole as it is pulled out of Aden port by Yemeni tugboats to deep water after an al-Qaida suicide attack in Aden, Yemen. Yemen's yearslong war between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led coalition backing its exiled government has escalated with an assault on the insurgent-held port city of Hodeida. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
June 14, 2018 - 9:06 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the battle for Hodeida in Yemen (all times local): 4 a.m. Yemen's foreign minister says military operations by the Saudi-led coalition are not taking place near Yemen's critical port of Hodeida but in an area close to the airport. But Khaled Alyemany...
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May 05, 2018 - 5:33 am
KANDAK, South Sudan (AP) — The U.N. and South Sudan's government say five years into South Sudan's civil war more than seven million people are facing severe hunger without food aid. Aid workers warn that a recent surge in fighting could once again plunge thousands of people into famine. Ayod is...
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March 23, 2018 - 3:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of people around the world in danger of dying unless they get food urgently surged to 124 million last year — mainly because "people won't stop shooting at each other," the head of the U.N. food agency said Friday. David Beasley told the Security Council by video...
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February 26, 2018 - 2:46 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — One year after South Sudan briefly declared a famine, more than half of the people in the world's youngest nation face extreme hunger amid civil war and famine could return, a new report says. More than six million people, up about 40 percent from a year ago, are at threat...
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November 27, 2017 - 11:52 am
CAIRO (AP) — A group of Nobel Peace Laureates are urging the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen to end their blockade of the Arab world's poorest country that has deprived it of much-needed aid and squeezed it to the brink of famine. The Nobel Women's Initiative in a Monday...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017 file photo, People search under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen is blaming a rebel missile launch on Iran and warning it could be "considered as an act of war." Early Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, the coalition also closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world's poorest country over the missile launch targeting Riyadh. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 08, 2017 - 6:12 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warns that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on Yemen the war-torn nation will face "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims." Mark Lowcock told reporters after briefing the Security...
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