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More survivors, remains of deceased African migrants found on Yemen beach, says UN agency

15 August 2017 – Over the past three days, the UN migration agency has found more survivors and victims' remains from last week's tragedy – when hundreds of migrants were forced from two boats into the sea off the coast of Yemen.


Fighting famine: 'Unprecedented crisis' putting 20 million people at risk, warns UN agency

14 August 2017 – Twenty million people risk dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the north-east of Nigeria, including 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition, the United Nations food relief agency said, spotlighting today its worldwide campaign to fight famine.


UN agency sounds alarm as drought-stricken herders in Ethiopia face massive livestock losses

11 August 2017 – Drought has devastated herders' livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources, the United Nations agriculture agency said today, stressing that supporting them to get back on their feet and prevent further livestock losses are crucial in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger has been on the rise this year.


Smugglers throw hundreds of African migrants off boats headed to Yemen – UN

10 August 2017 – A total of 280 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – up to 70 feared dead, the United Nations migration agency has reported.


With devastating impact on civilians, conflict is 'major cause of famine' – UN Security Council

09 August 2017 – Expressing its grave concern about the threat of famine facing some 20 million people in conflict-affected Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria, the United Nations Security Council today requested the Secretary-General to provide early warning when a conflict could lead to famine.