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South Sudan humanitarian aid operations are world`s largest: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 06:39

The scale of humanitarian operations in South Sudan is now the largest in any single country and the world`s youngest nation is on the brink of catastrophe as a famine looms, the U.N. deputy peacekeeping chief said on Wednesday.

UN warns of world inaction as South Sudan famine looms

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:08

Top UN aid chiefs have begged donors to increase efforts to stave off looming famine in South Sudan, where a third of the population are in crisis after months of war.

Somali capital one step short of famine: UN

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:21

War-torn Somalia is sliding back into an acute hunger crisis with parts of the capital facing emergency levels just short of famine, the United Nations warned Monday.

1 million South Sudanese may face famine: UN chief

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:15

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.

Over 100 dead due to malnutrition in Pakistan`s Sindh: Reports

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 20:23

Over 100 people, including many children, have died in Pakistan`s Sindh province due to severe malnutrition in what has been described as a famine-like situation that has alarmed the government.

`Indo-Pak nuclear war could kill 2 billion people`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 09:40

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said on Tuesday.

Evidence of 2000-year-old famine found in Jerusalem

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 21:39

Israeli archaeologists have found three intact cooking pots and a small ceramic oil lamp; the first evidence of the famine and terror that spread throughout Jerusalem around 2,000 years ago, during the Roman siege.

Pathogen that triggered the Irish potato famine identified

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 13:28

After 160 years, scientists have finally identified the strain of potato blight that caused the Irish potato famine which ravaged Ireland from 1845 to 1852, killing one million people.

Somalia famine killed nearly 2, 60,000 people: UN

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 14:24

Over a quarter of a million people, including young children died in a famine in Somalia between October 2010 and April 2012 because the international community did not act quick enough, according to a UN report.

260,000 died in Somali famine: Report

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 20:22

Officials in East Africa say a report to be released this week estimates that 260,000 people died in Somalia`s 2011 famine, more than double previous estimates.

N Koreans eating own kids in famine-hit country?

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013, 20:01

A terrible famine in North Korea has killed up to 10,000 people and a man has been executed for allegedly murdering his two children for food.

Ex-journo firm to tell China`s Great Famine story

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 13:38

Author Yang Jisheng is an unassuming figure, and since his retirement, he has worked on the innocuously titled Annals of the Yellow Emperor journal.