Reports are calling it a “deadly fruit,” as investigators recently discovered lychee is behind the mysterious outbreak that has taken hundreds of children’s lives every year in Muzaffarpur, India. The discovery, published Tuesday in the Lancet Global Health journal, is a celebration of scientific collaboration and quality sleuthing. However, others say what comes next could have an even greater global impact.
More than 7 million people living in West Africa’s Lake Chad basin are surviving on just one meal a day, a U.N. official warned. With millions of Nigerians displayed from their homes, a regional crisis is brewing. U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel Toby Lanzer said that international help is crucial for people living in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, and to prevent a deadly hunger crisis.
More than 2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished, UNICEF officials said today. In response, U.K.-based aid groups will launch an appeal to fund their humanitarian response on Tuesday.
A growing hunger crisis and inadequate humanitarian response are conspiring against children in northeastern Nigeria. As many as half of all children under 5 years old are acutely malnourished, according to Save the Children. If nothing is done, up to 75,000 children could die – about 205 a day.
One month after Hurricane Matthew roared through Haiti and destroyed the homes and livelihoods of some 1.4 million people, U.N. agencies and other responders are striving to provide adequate care for women and children.
Amid hunger, cholera and daily attacks in Yemen, the U.N. humanitarian chief warned, an entire generation has nearly lost its formative years, underscoring the need for peace.
Around 1.5 million children in Yemen are malnourished and half the population lives in hunger, United Nations aid agencies said on Friday, three days after pictures of an emaciated Yemeni teenager sparked headlines around the world.
In a rare act of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Global Food Security Act (S. 1252). It…
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The Syrian government is allowing the U.N. to deliver humanitarian assistance in the rebel-held city of Madaya. It comes days…