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‘Only God can save us’: Yemen blockade may cause world’s largest famine in decades

suffering from acute malnutrition
Abdulaziz al-Husseinya, nine years old and suffering from acute malnutrition, Al-Thawra hospital, Hodeidah. Photograph: Iona Craig

Iona Craig reports from Yemen where aid agencies cannot get vital shipments into the war-torn country already gripped by cholera outbreak

November 12, 2017 — Abdulaziz al-Husseinya lies skeletal and appears lifeless in a hospital in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah. At the age of nine, he weighs less than one and a half Continue reading ‘Only God can save us’: Yemen blockade may cause world’s largest famine in decades

El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

lingering cholera outbreak
Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak. ©EU/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie.

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall brought flooding to much of East Africa, affecting millions of people

April 10, 2017 — In the wake of the floods came a cholera epidemic, with outbreaks in Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. In Tanzania, for example, more than 24,000 people contracted the bacterial disease and 378 died. Continue reading El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa