Egypt's Sisi pledges measures to ease strain on poor
Affordable food is an explosive political issue in Egypt where tens of millions of people live below the poverty line
FACTBOX -Security fears, drought and famine plague Somalia
6 million, or half of the population, are in need of aid
'Towards a Perfect Storm': Fighting back famine in north-east Nigeria
Without a massive scale-up in international support, the situation is set to get even worse. A ‘perfect storm’ is looming on the horizon
Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid in famine-hit district
On the orders of the head of the local government, they sold rice donated by the Norwegian Refugee Agency. The local chief himself is believed to have absconded.
Aid worker kidnaps and roadblocks soar in famine-threatened Somalia
In the first 27 days of April, 13 humanitarian workers were abducted
Seasonal rains bring hope and disease to drought-ravaged Somalia
Rains will allow farmers to plant crops as well as grass for the livestock that sustain Somalia's nomadic families
Victim of Yemen's war: the death of Jamila, aged 7
"Her condition has been deteriorating for the past two years ... Every time we went to a hospital they told us she has worms and bacteria. We couldn't get anywhere and we are poor people and can't go to Sanaa or anywhere else"
Acute malnutrition surges in Somali children -UNICEF
Some 1.4 mln children in drought-hit Somalia are projected to suffer acute malnutrition this year, 50 percent more than estimated
U.N. issues ultimatum as millions face starvation
"We are going to have to make life challenging decisions as to who will receive food and who will not"