Africa

Never say never

Will we ever be able to say ‘never again’ to drought, famine and violence in sub-Saharan Africa?

Struggling to survive in South Kivu

Photo: Julie Schneider/ICRC Struggling to survive in South KivuDue to relentless fighting between the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s armed forces and armed groups, whole communities are facing serious food shortages because they no longer have access to their fields and crops. In December, the ICRC distributed urgently needed food to more than 8,500 people [...]

El Niño sweeps southern Africa

El Niño sweeps southern AfricaAs El Niño-related drought conditions swept across southern Africa, some 49 million people will likely be struggling to get adequate food by the end of the year, according to the IFRC. Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe all declared states of emergency, as have seven of South Africa’s nine provinces. Mozambique declared [...]

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