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Cholera-infected Yemenis receive treatment amid an acute cholera outbreak at a hospital in Sana'a, Yemen.

Cholera-infected Yemenis receive treatment amid an acute cholera outbreak at a hospital in Sana'a, Yemen.

UN raises alarm over cholera outbreak in Yemen

27/07/2017 10:22

Yemen is in the midst of the world’s worst cholera outbreak. In the last three months alone, 400,000 cases of suspected cholera and nearly 1900 associated deaths have been recorded.

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

Irish Church responds to East Africa Crisis

16/07/2017 13:00

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is responding to the dire humanitarian crisis in East Africa by announcing that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland next weekend.

A farmer with ears of wheat

A farmer with ears of wheat that have suffered from too much moisture

Australia calls for pragmatic approach to poverty and hunger

05/07/2017 15:50

Australia's deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, was among the world leaders attending the FAO conference in Rome this week, offering some pragmatic solutions to the problem of an increase in the number of hungry people in the world

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region

Internally displaced Somali families rest as they flee from drought stricken regions in Lower Shabelle region before entering makeshift camps in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

UK aid agencies respond to East Africa hunger crisis

18/03/2017 11:03

Aid agencies are stepping up their efforts to help 16 million people facing starvation across East Africa. 

People in South Sudan's Unity State carry sacks of food distributed by UN World Food Programme

People in South Sudan's Unity State carry sacks of food distributed by UN World Food Programme

Pope Francis appeals for ‘suffering South Sudan’

22/02/2017 11:02

Pope Francis has appealed for the hard-hit people of South Sudan, “where a fratricidal conflict is compounded by a severe food crisis which condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children”

 

Archbishop Auza addresses United Nations General Assembly

Holy See's Permanent Observer speaks on world hunger.

Holy See speaks out over world hunger

25/10/2016 12:18

The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations has decried the fact that hundreds of millions of people still face hunger and undernourishment, in a speech given on Monday to the UN General Assembly.

 

Caritas Internationalis campaign to feed school children in drought stricken Zimbabwe. Photo by Isabel Corthier.

Caritas Internationalis campaign to feed school children in drought stricken Zimbabwe. Photo by Isabel Corthier.

Caritas feeding school children in drought-stricken Zimbabwe

27/09/2016 14:38

A Caritas campaign is struggling to provide assistance to the people of Zimbabwe, one of several Southern African countries affected by the El Niño weather system that’s led to unusual weather patterns and 21 million people in need of food aid.