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African countries face food supply ’emergency’ amid war in Ukraine

Ukraine believes its fate will be decided in the mud and blood of Donbas - where its troops are trying to grind Russia's army into the dirt using skill, courage, and a fearsome arsenal of Western weaponry. But it seems increasingly likely that its destiny could be decided on another frontline, thousands of miles away: In the deserts of the Middle East and drought-stricken farmlands of Africa, where 44million people who relied on the country for food are now facing famine unless the conflict can be brought to a swift end.…

A Somali boy’s mission to seek out meals as local weather change takes its toll

A Somali boy's mission to seek out meals as local weather change takes its toll DOLLOW, Somalia - Every morning on this Somali border city, 11-year-old Bashir Nur Salat plans his day's mission behind a twisted fence. Armed solely with a buddy's yellow shirt, a borrowed e-book, and a toothy smile, he friends via the mesh for his prize: lunch. Bashir lives the place three crises converge: world…

Egypt can ‘mitigate’ global food crisis, says Minister of International Cooperation

Egyptian Minister for International Cooperation, Rania A. Al-Mashat, gave an interview to FRANCE 24 in Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital. As the war in Ukraine threatens Egypt's food security, the minister believes that the "preventive action" undertaken by Cairo in recent years will "mitigate" the impact of a possible shortage of wheat. Al-Mashat also called for the COP27 climate summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in November to be a transformation from "commitments" to "implementation".

South Sudan: WFP to suspend part of its food aid due to lack of funding

From tonight's edition: A desperate lack of funding has forced the World Food Program to suspend some food aid to South Sudan just when the country needs it most. We speak to the acting director of the WFP, Adeyinka Badejo. Furthermore, survivors of one of the most brutal extremist attacks in Burkina Faso say government forces left them defenceless. The massacre killed at least 79 people in Seytenga. And there are calls for an extension of the MINUSMA mission in Mali following this week's UN Security Council briefing.…

The UN says 18.4 million persons are experiencing excessive ranges of acute meals insecurity within the HOA

The UN says 18.4 million persons are experiencing excessive ranges of acute meals insecurity within the HOA ADDIS ABABA -- At least 18.4 million persons are already experiencing excessive ranges of acute meals insecurity and rising malnutrition within the three Horn of Africa (HOA) international locations of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, warned the United Nations Office for the Coordination of…

War in Ukraine provides to rising meals costs and starvation in Africa

War in Ukraine provides to rising meals costs and starvation in Africa MOGADISHU, Somalia — It now prices twice as a lot for Ayan Hassan Abdirahman because it did just a few months in the past to purchase the wheat flour she makes use of to arrange breakfast for her 11 kids day by day within the Somali capital. Almost all of the wheat offered in Somalia comes from Ukraine and Russia, which have…

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