Sierra Leone: Flood Survivors Stuck in Temporary Shelters
It's been over three months since flash floods and a mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, left 1,141 dead or reported missing. Of the 6,000 persons affected, many continue to live… Read more »
Africa: Cop23 - African Youth Fighting for Climate Action
Africa is harnessing the power of its emerging youth demographic to spearhead efforts to tackle climate change. Read more »
Africa: Cop23 - Africa Makes Itself Heard
As COP23 kicks off in Bonn this week, African participants are working hard to ensure their voices are being heard, amid fears that the so-called "Trump effect" could make matters… Read more »
Somalia: A Broken State Leads to Hunger
Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the… Read more »
Kenya: Kenya Drought - Various Forms of Aid Provide Relief
With millions of Kenyans in need of humanitarian assistance, the focus of aid agencies has shifted to using local resources and boosting the regional economy rather than providing… Read more »
West Africa: Will Climate Change Turn the Sahel Green?
Climate change can be a good thing. At least for the arid Sahel region in Africa, where rainfall has been increasing as the world warms up. But to avoid dire negative consequences,… Read more »
Africa: Having Fewer Children - a Solution for Climate Change?
The best personal choices to reduce our individual contribution to climate change are living car free - and having fewer children, a recent study shows. But is it a realistic… Read more »
Africa: Sustainable Food for Everyone? the Challenge of Our Century
Worldwide population is expected to grow to nearly 10 billion by 2050 - but agricultural lands won't be able to follow the same pace. The problem is clear: something has to change.… Read more »
Africa: G20 - Success for Africa, Failure for Climate
Germany has prioritized the achievement of "strong, sustainable and balanced global economic growth" and Africa in its G20 presidency. Did it achieve this? Abu-Bakarr Jalloh… Read more »
South Sudan: Famine is Over, but Situation Remains Dire - UN
UN aid agencies have downgraded the severity of famine that had been gripping parts of South Sudan. But there are still higher than ever levels of extreme hunger across the… Read more »
East Africa: Ethiopia's Food Aid Dwindling
Ethiopia has warned that its supply of emergency food aid will be finished by next month. Nearly 16 million people need urgent assistance as drought continues to parch the breadth… Read more »
Africa: Paris Climate Deal - What Does the U.S. Pullout Mean for Africa?
President Trump's controversial decision isn't all bad news for the African continent, as many countries seek to be self-reliant in terms of climate change adaptation and move… Read more »
East Africa: Drought Crisis in the Horn of Africa
The humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa is worsening as millions of people face hunger and illness. Aid organizations are struggling to stabilize the situation. Read more »
West Africa: German-West African Consortium Combats Devastating Effects of Climate Change
Germany is sponsoring the work of a West African research consortium to tackle land use affected by climate change. The devastating impact of drought has impacted the livelihoods… Read more »
Africa: Hunger Crisis - 'If We Don't Help the People Here, They Will Die'
The drought facing several African countries is escalating, about 20 million people need food aid. The situation is especially dire in the Somaliland and Puntland regions in the… Read more »
East Africa: Kenya's Hunger Crisis Fuelled By History of Rural Neglect
War-torn South Sudan and Somalia are being badly hit by East Africa's hunger crisis. But in Kenya, which is at peace, millions also need food aid. Critics blame the political… Read more »
Kenya: Kenyans Turn to Camels to Cope With Climate Change
While parts of Kenya are becoming drier, a growing number of people are starting to keep camels. The animals are more drought-resistant than cows - and their highly nutritious milk… Read more »
Mali: Mali Too Hot for Half of Bundeswehr MINUSMA Vehicles
Bundeswehr service vehicles can't take Mali's heat, a German newspaper reported. According to the daily, only about half of German military vehicles sent to a UN base in the West… Read more »
Africa: ICRC - 'Time to Ring Alarm Bell On Mass Starvation in Africa'
The world has got only four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The ICRC's Ewan Watson tells… Read more »
Madagascar: Death Toll in Madagascar Cyclone Enawo Rises, Thousands Displaced
Cyclone Enawo has killed 38 people and injured more than 100 in the drought-stricken island nation. The Red Cross has deployed volunteers to assist the more than 53,000 people… Read more »
East Africa: Hunger On the Horn of Africa Is Not Caused By Climate Change
It's a familiar sight in parts of East Africa - starving children, desiccated carcasses and parched landscapes. 17 million face the threat of hunger. It's a man-made crisis, says… Read more »
Ethiopia: Don't Forget Ethiopia Starvation Risk, Says German NGO
The Menschen für Menschen charity has said 5.7 million Ethiopians could die of a lack of food. Part of the problem is that other countries are faring even worse and thus… Read more »
Somalia: Somalia - 'People Depend On Food Aid to Prevent Deaths'
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has described the humanitarian situation in Somalia as 'a nightmare.' Half the country's population needs aid according to Guterres who was… Read more »
Zambia: Eight Die in Zambia As Food Handout Turns Into Stampede
Some 35,000 people turned up to the event organized by a church group in Lusaka. Droughts across southern Africa have caused a sharp uptick in food prices in a nation where poverty… Read more »
South Sudan: Famine Declared in Parts of South Sudan As 100,000 Face Starvation
The South Sudanese government and the UN say a famine caused by conflict and economic crisis has hit two counties. Aid agencies said the official famine declaration meant people… Read more »
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