Tag Archives: Food security

13 December 19

UN: Escalating food crisis in South Sudan

The UN food security agency fears more than 5.5 million people in South Sudan could face hunger in 2020.

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03 December 19

DRC: EU allocates €50 million to fight Ebola and malnutrition

The European Union (EU) has allocated €50 million to help fight the spread of Ebola and malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

21 November 19

Somalia: More than half a million people affected by floods

More than half a million people have been affected by floods in Somalia, according to the latest figures from the United Nations.

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20 November 19

Kenya develops ‘Climate Atlas’ to protect food supply

Kenya is set to launch a weather modelling system to help farmers protect their crops and cope with the devastation caused by floods and drought conditions.

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01 February 19

Kenyans should support the KRA’s move to broaden tax compliance

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has ambitious plans for the next three financial years: the taxman is aiming to almost double the number of taxpayers to seven million, both by encouraging taxpayers to pay their fair share, blocking delinquent taxpayers
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21 February 18

Burundi: Third of country needs humanitarian aid, says UN

A third of Burundi’s population will need humanitarian assistance in 2018, the UN said on Tuesday.

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09 November 17

UN: South Sudan government using food as a weapon of war

South Sudan’s government is using food as a weapon of war against civilians, according to a United Nations sanction monitors report, seen by Reuters last week.

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20 June 17

Kenya: Farmers expect maize shortage to continue

Farmers in Kenya say they’re pessimistic about the country’s maize shortage ending anytime soon, two months ahead of the next harvest.

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25 March 17

Uganda invaded by crop-killing armyworm caterpillars

Uganda has confirmed a plague of fall armyworm caterpillars has infested 20 districts, putting a million tonnes of maize at risk if the infestation isn’t controlled urgently.

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13 March 17

German NGO warns of famine risk in Ethiopia

The executive director of German NGO, Menschen für Menschen (People for People), warns that Ethiopia risks enduring another famine in the near future.

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