More than two million Zimbabweans are on the cusp of “starvation”, the United Nations food agency has said, launching a $331.5m aid appeal to help the southern African country recover from a devastating drought. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Tuesday that 2.3 million people in rural Zimbabwe were in[…]
As many as 85,000 children in Yemen starved to death in the past three years during its brutal war, an aid group reported on Wednesday. Using data compiled by the United Nations, Save the Children evaluated mortality rates for untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition in children under five-years old.[…]
The inhabitants of besieged eastern Aleppo have fewer than 10 days to receive aid or face starvation and death from a lack of medical supplies, according to the head of the Syria Civil Defence, or White Helmets. The volunteer group, which works in opposition-held territory and has rescued thousands of[…]
The UN has called for greater humanitarian access in Syria amid fears that many civilians risk starvation in besieged areas of the wartorn country. Speaking in Geneva on Thursday, Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy, said there “are plenty of civilians at the moment in danger of starvation” in[…]
As aid agencies prepare to deliver food to Madaya, on the outskirts of Damascus, and two other besieged towns in Idlib province, an estimated 400,000 people are living under siege in 15 areas across Syria, according to the UN. A deal struck on Saturday permits the delivery of food to[…]
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