Food Security

Is the Yemen peace deal for real?

JERUSALEM, 8 October 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are committed to peace, but is the deal for real? IRIN asks the experts. full report

Slideshow: Surviving in the Sudd

KOCH COUNTY, 30 September 2015 (IRIN Africa) - A month after President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal aimed at ending South Sudan's two-year civil war there is still intermittent fighting in some of the nation's most far-flung and violent places. full report

Aid freeze promises hard winter in Ukraine

BUDAPEST, 29 September 2015 (IRIN Global) - At the end of May, we reported on the desperate situation facing civilians in eastern Ukraine, trapped near the frontline in rebel-held parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions with little or no access to basic services. Four months later, winter is approaching and another lifeline has just been taken away. full report

Cattle rustlers profit from Boko Haram bonanza

KADUNA, 28 September 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Cattle theft has long been a problem in northwestern Nigeria but the general insecurity caused by the Boko Haram insurgency is emboldening seasoned rustlers and encouraging those struggling with endemic poverty and high unemployment to turn to it as a lucrative second ‘career’, with potentially disastrous consequences. full report

Millions going hungry because of Boko Haram

ABUJA/DAKAR, 11 September 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Ongoing attacks by Boko Haram have left millions of people in Western and Central Africa without enough food to eat. full report

Life still hard in northern Mali, despite peace deal

BAMAKO, 4 September 2015 (IRIN Africa) - A peace accord was signed in Mali earlier this year, but ongoing conflict continues to impact the livelihoods of millions in the north of the country. full report

Farmers turn to fishing as Zimbabwe crops fail

WEDZA, Zimbabwe, 31 August 2015 (IRIN Africa) - The lean season in Zimbabwe has rarely been so lean. Harvests have failed across the country after a cruel combination of late rains, floods and drought. Farmers are turning their hand to just about anything to ensure their families don't starve... full report

Do we still care about the F word?

ISTANBUL, 24 August 2015 (IRIN Middle East) - Famine, one of the most loaded words in the humanitarian lexicon, used to have the power to provoke global campaigns. Nowadays, the general public barely bats an eyelid. full report

Farm debt rises as Myanmar floodwaters recede

KANBALU, Myanmar, 19 August 2015 (IRIN Asia) - One month after torrential rains submerged much of Myanmar, the floodwaters are finally receding. But the government says 773,000 acres of farmland were damaged, including nursery plots containing seedlings for the next crop. If farmers don’t get a crop into the ground within two weeks they will miss out on the harvest in November and December. full report

Drought by numbers in North Korea

YANGON, 13 August 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Health, nutrition and sanitation conditions have deteriorated for citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) due to “a long period of abnormally dry weather,” according to the UN’s emergency aid coordination body OCHA. full report

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