Famine and Human Rights

CRISIS IN ETHIOPIA Ethiopia is a country of ancient cultures and highly varied geography in the northeaster Horn of Africa. It has a proud history of avoiding colonialism by resisting invaders, in particular the Italians in the 1930’s. In recent decades it has given signs of prosperity and growing influence in the region and in […]

Food Security

EXTREME HUNGER IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA A major famine has struck in a part of West Africa that is beset by conflict:  Northeastern Nigeria and the surrounding region.  As with the simultaneous situation in South Sudan and its neighboring countries, a very poor and sometimes drought-prone area is suffering primarily from the effects of war.  Conflict […]

Food Security

FAMINE AND CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN South Sudan is suffering a severe famine.  As of March 2017, some 100,000 people face starvation, and 1 million others are approaching that state.  Last year UNICEF treated nearly 200,000 children under five for severe acute malnutrition.  About 5 million people are now facing some degree of serious hunger. […]