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/echo/file/electronic-cash-aid-helping-somali-families-need_enElectronic cash aid helping Somali families in need

Electronic cash aid helping Somali families in need
28/09/2017 - Video
Like 750 000 other Somalis, Sadia and her neighbours were displaced by the severe drought that is affecting the Horn of Africa region. She was heavily pregnant when they decided to leave their village on foot for fear of starvation. In Dolow, a...

/echo/file/somalia-fight-keep-famine-and-disease-bay_enSomalia: the fight to keep famine and disease at bay

Somalia: the fight to keep famine and disease at bay
21/09/2017 - Video
Somalia is one of four countries in Africa and the Middle East facing famine as a result of drought and conflict. While half of Somalis are facing food shortages, thousands of cholera and measles cases are adding to their woes. The EU has scaled up...
Famine in Northeast Nigeria by Crystal Wells, IMC
21/09/2017 - Photo story
An unprecedented 20 million people are currently on the precipice of famine. At the heart of this crisis is Nigeria, where a seven-year-long conflict triggered by the insurgent group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc on the north-eastern corner of the...
Malnutrition in Juba by Unicef
20/09/2017 - Blog post
There are some 200 000 internally displaced persons now living in protection of civilian camps at UN compounds across South Sudan. The influx of internally displaced persons is inevitable with the ongoing insecurity around the country and...
Mothers against malnutrition by Alima
14/08/2017 - Photo story
The Sahel has one of the world’s highest rates of acute child malnutrition: every year, 1.4 million children suffer from the most severe form of the disease in the semi-arid band below the Sahara desert that stretches across Africa.
Horn of Africa Drought - The EU has announced extra funding
07/07/2017 - News
The European Commission has announced new humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have been facing critical levels of food insecurity due to severe drought.
Medair emergency response plan in South Sudan
22/06/2017 - Photo story
For the first time in six years, a famine has been declared. This questionable honour falls to South Sudan, the world’s youngest country where war and economic collapse have left one million people on the brink of starvation.
South Sudan Child malnutrition UNICEF
13/06/2017 - Photo story
Ongoing insecurity, combined with an economic crisis that has pushed inflation above 800% has created widespread food insecurity, with malnutrition among children at emergency levels in most parts South Sudan.
Malnutrition Juba
19/05/2017 - Blog post
Famine has been declared in South Sudan. It is the first time in six years this has happened anywhere in the world.
It is estimated that one million children in Somalia are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2017. Photo: EU/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie
10/05/2017 - News
Today, the United Kingdom hosts a major international conference on Somalia in London. The aim is to agree on a new partnership between Somalia and the international community to keep the country on course for peace and economic growth by 2020.