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.

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-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.

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What can be done to save millions facing famine?

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


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.

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.


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.


What is a famine?

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


Famine-hit South Sudanese eat water lilies to survive

Families caught up in famine hide from marauding gunmen in swamps, survive on little more than lilies.


Famine declared in South Sudan's Unity state

More than 100,000 people in two counties of Unity state are starving, UN and government officials say.


Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Somalia's Famine

REWIND revisits a Fault Lines probe into Somalia's disastrous 2011 famine and the role of US counterterrorism.


Yemen's children starve as war drags on

About 2.2 million children suffer from malnutrition across Yemen, making them vulnerable to illnesses such as diarrhoea.


Nigeria: 400,000 children at risk of famine

After army advance against Boko Haram in the north, many people found on brink of starvation amid humanitarian crises.