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The international community must do more to resolve the crisis in South Sudan, Christian Aid has warned following the declaration of famine in parts of the country.
One of the most controversial dams in history has been inaugurated. The Gibe III dam has put an end to the natural flooding of Ethiopia’s Omo River, on which 100,000 indigenous people depend and a further 100,000 rely indirectly.
A group of leading aid agencies warn that parts of South Sudan could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.
Today, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), a social entrepreneur from Burma celebrates her award-winning status as a creative rural woman.
With rainfall, increased aid and military operations in Somalia, the movement of migrants has declined, but the overall situation remains serious.
Oxfam has called upon governments meeting at the UN’s Committee on World Food Security in Rome to tackle the root causes of hunger.
The World Council of Churches' Executive Committee, meeting in Addis Ababa, have seen directly the impact of the regional humanitarian crisis.
The BBC World Service has launched special radio broadcasts to serve the Somali-speaking population affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has expressed alarm at the blocking and hindering of food supplies in famine-struck Somalia.
The African Union envoy to Somalia, Jerry Rawlings, has made an emotional appeal to the world to provide emergency aid to the famine-hit region.
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