Russian ''food crematoria'' provoke outrage amid crisis, famine memories

The Russian government plans for mass destruction of banned Western food imports have provoked outrage in a country where poverty rates are soaring and memories remain of famine during Soviet times.

UN humanitarian pause in Yemen to begin Friday

The United Nations on Thursday announced a six-day humanitarian pause in fighting in Yemen to bring in urgently needed supplies for millions of desperate people on the brink of famine.

Amid violence and hunger, South Sudan marks 4th birthday

Amid ongoing violence and the threat of famine, South Sudan is marking four years of independence from Sudan.

UN appeals for Yemen ceasefire as famine looms

 The UN envoy for Yemen on Wednesday urged warring sides to agree to a ceasefire as fighting pushed the poor Arab country closer to famine and deeper into humanitarian crisis.

UN warns of coming hunger in North Korea

A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview.

Bob Geldof to fire up charity hit 30 years on to fight Ebola

Musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof, who in 1984 inspired a host of rock stars to record a charity single for Africa, will raise money to combat Ebola with a new version of the song.

US unveils $83 mn in aid for S Sudan

The United States on Monday unveiled some $83 million in new aid for South Sudanese refugees who have fled fighting triggering fears of a looming famine.

A million people at risk as Somalia slides towards famine: UN

Over a million people in war-torn Somalia are struggling in conditions close to famine, with hunger and drought due to worsen, United Nations experts said Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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`

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

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.

260,000 died in Somali famine: Report

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.

`Humans gobbling up Earth at alarming pace`

Everyday an average person gobbles up 4.1 litres of diesel fuel, 29 kg of soil and 2.2 tonnes of fresh water.

Famine spreads in Somalia region: UN

Famine spread to a sixth southern
Somali region and will likely extend further in the coming
four months, the United Nations said on Monday.

Muslim nations pledge help for Somalia

The UN has appealed for $1.2 billion for famine victims in Somalia and Horn of Africa neighbours.