Food and hunger

Somalia: "We help one another" - but people are still dying

A drive across 700km of desert shows the scale of the catastrophe unfolding now for Somalia's people.

South Sudan: Famine is a word, suffering is the reality

With this famine declaration, we have failed the people of South Sudan. We need to respond now.

East Africa crisis: “We share what little we have”

Women's groups in Somalia are using their savings to help others - but as famine looms, their money is running out.

East Africa crisis: One family’s struggle to survive

Amina and her family have seen most of their livestock die and now depend on emergency aid for food to eat.

East Africa crisis: It is now about saving human lives

An eye-witness report from Somaliland where severe drought has brought people to the brink of starvation.

Famine in South Sudan: The desperate struggle for survival

Since famine was declared in South Sudan, mothers and young children walk for days in search of food and health care.

East Africa crisis: With drought everywhere, there is nowhere to go

Families in Somalia have walked miles in search of water, seeing all their livestock die on the journey.

Leaving the old behind: The hard decisions of survival

Somalia is in the grip of a severe drought. Over six million people – half the population – are in need of food and water.

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