(BAIDOA, Somalia) -- At an encampment in Baidoa, Somalia, Garan Hassan tugged at a reporter’s sleeve. Her 18-month-old daughter Malaika was too sick to eat, too weak to cry. Staff at a Save the Children pediatric nutrition center quickly determined that this toddler had severe... Read More.
(LONDON) -- The International Rescue Committee for the first time on Tuesday issued a "Crisis Alert" update to its annual "Emergency Watchlist" report, warning that millions of people across East Africa could die from "catastrophic famine" without "urgent" international funding and action. The global humanitarian... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- In northern Kenya's drought-stricken Turkana County, a group of children carried sacks of palm fruit atop their heads as they walked across the parched earth back to their tiny village. They walk more than 20 miles to gather the small, bulbous fruit... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As Afghanistan spirals further toward a catastrophic humanitarian crisis, the international community is allowing greater exemptions to aid groups to try to alleviate the suffering. The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution Wednesday to grant humanitarian exemptions to their sanctions on the... Read More.
(AMBOVOMBE, Madagascar) -- "Kere" is a word that echoes around southern Madagascar. It means hunger, and the people here know it all too well. For the past four years, the lack of food has become a constant in their lives. But unlike other countries, where extreme... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly a month after President Joe Biden created a new U.S. sanctions authority and threatened to impose economic penalties on Ethiopian leaders unless they halted a conflict in the country's northern province, that war is now escalating. The worsening fighting puts millions of... Read More.
(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- Voting was underway in Ethiopia Monday as Tigray, the northernmost regional state of the country, is torn apart by civil war and famine. Eritrean troops from across the border and Ethiopian national forces are being accused of war crimes, rape and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- After months of ongoing fighting, reported atrocities, and hindered humanitarian aid, President Joe Biden has finally weighed in directly on the crisis in Ethiopia -- issuing a warning late Wednesday about the "escalating violence," "large-scale human rights abuses," and the risk of... Read More.