Somalia

Somali leader pleads for help to avert famine

President urges the world to step up, highlighting the 2011 famine that killed 260,000 Somalis.

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: Help the Somali people

Africa

Yemen and Somalia 'months away' from famine

Conflict-hit countries have only 3-4 months before millions are at risk of famine, Red Cross says.

Yemen and Somalia 'months away' from famine

Opinion

Ending famine in Somalia, the Turkish way

As Somalia faces yet another famine, donors should learn from the successful aid model Turkey employed in the country.

Afyare Abdi Elmi

by Afyare Abdi Elmi

Afyare Abdi Elmi

Famine

South Sudan 'keeps buying weapons amid famine'

South Sudan's government rejects UN report accusing it of buying weapons despite country descending into famine.

South Sudan keeps buying weapons amid famine: UN

Africa

UK's Boris Johnson in Somalia highlights famine threat

Foreign secretary addresses drought with Somali president, vowing to tackle 'underlying problems' threatening famine.

Boris Johnson: Moving fast to tackle famine threat

Africa

Aid groups criticise South Sudan for $10,000 visa fees

Government is trying to profit from humanitarian crisis by imposing huge fees on foreign workers, aid agencies say.

Aid groups criticise South Sudan for $10,000 visa fees

Humanitarian crises

Famine 'largest humanitarian crisis in history of UN'

UN humanitarian chief says 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria face starvation and famine.

Famine 'largest humanitarian crisis in history of UN'

Africa

Famine-hit South Sudan hikes fees for aid workers

Work permit fees increased 100-fold for foreign aid workers to $10,000, officials say, despite ongoing famine.

Famine-hit South Sudan hikes fees for work permits

Inside Story

What can be done to save millions facing famine?

A man-made humanitarian crisis, unprecedented in recent history and one that is entirely preventable.

Maps

Horn of Africa: Mapping six months of hunger

Starvation is stalking an estimated 20 million people with much of the crisis caused by conflict and poor governance.

Horn of Africa: Mapping six months of hunger

Humanitarian crises

Somalia's worsening drought

Somalia has been experiencing its third drought in the last 25 years. As a result, millions of people are at risk.

Somalia's worsening drought

Africa

Urgent aid needed to prevent famine in Somalia: WHO

The World Health Organization says there are only two months left to prevent Somalia's third famine in 25 years. The last one six years ago, killed more than 250,000 people.

Humanitarian crises

'Hunger and disease kill 110' in Somalia in 48 hours

Prime minister calls on citizens to help as hunger resulting from drought leads to rise in deaths in the Bay region.

Humanitarian crises

Fighting to survive hunger in Somalia

The lives of 6.2 million people are now at risk in the country because of drought as the war with al-Shabab rages on.

Fighting to survive hunger in Somalia

Africa

What is a famine?

Here is an exploration of a term that evokes the very worst of human suffering.

Dying of hunger: What is a famine?