Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, malnourished baby Ali Hassan, 9-months-old, is held by his mother Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim, who fled the drought in southern Somalia, at a feeding center in a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. Thousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia’s capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies, while the Somali government warns of a looming famine, compounded by the country’s ongoing conflict against Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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Ethiopia drought driving worst food crisis in 30 years, Save the Children says

A farmer in his barren field in Sewena, Bale Zone, Ethiopia

A farmer in his barren field in Sewena, Bale Zone, Ethiopia

The Save the Children charity says it has raised less than a third of what it needs to help Ethiopia cope with a drought which has left 10.2 million people critically short of food

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Starving sea lion pups stranding on California beaches

From left, Kirsten Sedlick, Daniel Connor, Ashley Cook and Brennan Slavik tube-feed the rescued sea lion pups at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Laguna Beach, Calif. Since January, more than 1,100 starving and sickly sea lion pups have washed up along California’s coast. Rescue centers have taken in about 800 but are stretched thin by the demand. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

 

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Myanmar street kids turn to sniffing glue to forget hunger

In this Dec. 22, 2014 photo, a street child sniffs glue from a tin in the foreground of a roadside garbage dump in Hlaing Tharyar, northwest of Yangon, Myanmar. Since the lifting of Western sanctions, more than 500 foreign businesses have invested $50 billion in Myanmar. But as poor families move from rural areas to the big city in hopes of finding work, many find them selves struggling to get by. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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Death, hunger stalk Indian tea-estate workers

In this Aug. 25, 2014, photo, tea worker Puliya Mahali looks in vain while sitting in her house in Bundapani, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Siliguri in the Indian northeastern estate of West Bengal. When the Bundapani tea estate closed last year, death arrived soon after. Puliya, seeming 20 years older than her 50, sat emaciated on the floor, her tiny arms mummified by malnutrition. She cannot move anymore, so her husband Ramesh cannot leave her to look for work. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

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Agencies battle to stave off starvation in South Sudan’s civil war sanctuaries

The village of Pathai, Jonglei state, a relative safe haven for nearly 14,000 people who have fled violence in war-torn South Sudan. Although safe from the war it has now choked off their access to food.

The village of Pathai, Jonglei state, a relative haven for nearly 14,000 people who have fled violence elsewhere in South Sudan. Although people there are currently out of the way of the fighting, they are also hard to reach with food supplies. Photograph: Jacob Zocherman

Remote villages like Pathai have been engulfed by refugees and agencies have been flying in rapid response teams to provide food and medical aid

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