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How a rapid response helped to avert famine in Somalia this year

Alexander Carnwath | 22 December 2017 | 0 Comments

In our ‘thought leadership’ series, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, Alexander Carnwath, and Resilience Programme Manager in Somalia, Dustin Caniglia examine the effectiveness of early warning systems and rapid response in helping to avert famine in Somalia this year and their continued importance in 2018.

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Topics: famine, somalia, food crisis, drought, thought leadership series

Four major food crises in 2017: What’s going wrong?

Connell Foley | 10 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Concern’s Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Connell Foley, reflects on the state of hunger in the world – where progress is being made and what needs to change.

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Topics: famine, hunger, nutrition, conflict, thought leadership series, development

Struggling for survival in the swamps of South Sudan

Clare Ahern | 24 March 2017 | 0 Comments

The people of Leer County are amongst those worst affected by South Sudan’s food crisis. Conflict has forced many to flee their homes. People are surviving on whatever they can forage from the swamps where they have sought refuge. Their county is one of two in which famine has been declared.

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Topics: famine, south sudan, conflict, malnutrition, food crisis

South Sudan: food crisis looms

Joan Bobrov | 14 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Three years ago this week, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation, brimming with optimism and hope after decades of civil war.

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Topics: food scarcity, poverty, food insecurity, famine, south sudan

Famine: the scandal of our age

Joan Bobrov | 24 July 2014 | 0 Comments

In the past, there were no sophisticated systems in place to track food availability in countries that were prone to drought and conflict, or where harvests simply failed due to weather conditions. Today, all of that has changed and the occurrence of famine is generally caused by gross political failure. This is one of the scandals of our age.

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Topics: famine, south sudan

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