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Millions in Yemen at risk of cholera as clean water supplies run low

SHAFAQNA - Millions of people in Yemen are days away from losing clean running water - sparking concerns there could be another spike in the country's cholera epidemic, a charity has warned. Eight million people will be affected as fuel runs…

Saudi blockade in Yemen kills 100s every week

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of humanitarian staffers from nearly 50 agencies are stranded in Yemen or unable to enter the country after a Saudi-led military coalition shut down Yemen's air, land and sea ports, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday. Ahmed…

Food being used as weapon of war in Yemen says WFP

SHAFAQNA - Beyond air raids, gun battles and port blockades, food is now a "weapon of war" in Yemen, the UN's World Food Programme said on Sunday, as millions face impending famine. "Yemen is on the brink of famine. Cholera is compounding…

Famine affecting over 20 million in Yemen, Somalia, S. Sudan, Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Over than 20 million people are at risk from famine in war torn Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria, the UN warned on Wednesday. The Security Council officially declared for the first time that the threat was…

New record of world famine in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations report warned that children in Yemen bear the brunt of the repercussions of the Saudi aggression and that 80% of them need urgent assistance. Bismarck Swangen, a UNICEF communications specialist in Yemen, said…

Saudi Embassy Painted by Starved Yemeni Children's Images in London Projection Stunt

SHAFAQNA - In the early hours of 11th June 2017, as part of a global campaign against 800 days of Saudi genocidal bombing of Yemen, Inminds human rights group along with the Islamic Human Rights Commission carried out a guerilla projection…

Four countries face serious risk of famine: FSIN

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SHAFAQNA - Global food crises notably deteriorated last year, a report says, adding that conditions will further worsen in 2017. According to a report by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN) on Friday, there is an increasing risk…

We are not the world: Inside the “perfect storm” of famine

SHAFAQNA - Like the four countries facing extreme hunger crises today, the famine that gripped Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985 struggled for attention until it was far too late. There was conflict. There had been years of consecutive drought –…

S Sudan Government still Buying Arms Despite Famine

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SHAFAQNA - South Sudan's government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales, according to a confidential United Nations report. UN…

UN's Food Agency says over 60 percent of Yemenis Face Famine

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SHAFAQNA - The UN food agency has warned that over half of Yemenis are on the brink of famine as the Arab country continues to be hit by relentless Saudi airstrikes. In a report issued on Wednesday, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that…

Doctors Without Borders fears famine in northeast Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Severely malnourished children are dying in large numbers in northeast Nigeria, the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants where food supplies are close to running out, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday. The medical…

Women in Fallujah stand up to Daesh

SHAFAQNA - Tens of starving Iraqi women, who have taken to the streets of the city of Fallujah, some 69 kilometers west of Baghdad, in protest against a famine brought on by Daesh, showered the terrorists with stones upon their attempt to disperse…