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Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to sell off wildlife

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WILDLIFE WOES. Elephants walk to a watering pan in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park on September 6, 2012. File photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

The country’s national parks are burdened by growing numbers of species

HARARE, Zimbabwe (May 5, 2016) — Drought-hit Zimbabwe has invited local farmers and private game rangers to buy wild animals as it destocks national game reserves to save fauna from starvation, the wildlife authority said Wednesday, May 4. Continue reading Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to sell off wildlife

Thousands risk starving to death in Syria

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MALNUTRITION. A UNICEF employee measures the arm of a malnourished child in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya on January 14, 2016. File photo by Unicef/AFP
Syrians trapped in their besieged towns could die as they face continued lack of food and water

GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 29, 2016) — The United Nations (UN) human rights chief on Monday, February 29, warned that thousands of people risk dying of starvation in besieged areas in Syria where nearly half a million remain trapped.

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40,000 starving to death as South Sudan teeters on famine

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AFTERMATH. Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. In January Martha fled with her husband and five children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP
At least 40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations say, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

JUBA, South Sudan (Feb. 8, 2016) — At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said Monday, February 8, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

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South Sudan troops ‘suffocated 50 people in container’

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SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS. Internally displaced women and children wait for their food ration from the World Food Programme in Unity State on July 25, 2015. File photo by Charles Lomodong/AFP
Ceasefire monitors also list other truce violations and crimes, including rape

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Feb. 1, 2016) — South Sudan government troops killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors have said in a report noting the latest atrocities in two years of war.

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Thousands Of Starved Dead Birds Wash Up On Alaska’s Coasts

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This photo taken Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, shows dead common murres on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. Federal scientists in Alaska are looking for the cause of a massive die-off of one of the Arctic’s most abundant seabirds, the common murre. CREDIT: (AP PHOTO/MARK THIESSEN)
Seabird die-offs in Alaska are natural events, but the massive rate of starved dead birds washing ashore this month is as puzzling as it is unprecedented.

January 20, 2016 — Two weeks ago an estimated 8,000 murres were found laying dead by David Irons, a retired seabird biologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “I never thought I would see that many dead birds on one beach,” Irons told ThinkProgress.

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Aid trucks enter starvation-hit Syria town

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BADLY-NEEDED HELP. Syrians wait for the arrival of an aid convoy on January 11, 2016 in the besieged town of Madaya as part of a landmark 6-month deal reached in September for an end to hostilities in those areas in exchange for humanitarian assistance. Photo by stringer/AFP
Residents of Madaya, Syria say they have no food, no water, and no electricity

MADAYA, Syria (Jan. 12, 2016) — The first trucks of aid entered the besieged Syrian town of Madaya on Monday, January 11, where more than two dozen people have reportedly starved to death, as the UN called for hundreds to be evacuated for medical treatment.

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Syria’s UN envoy says no starvation in Madaya

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A convoy of cars loaded with aid material moves towards the besieged city of Madaya, Syria, January 11, 2016. Youssef Badawi/EPA
Ambassador Bashar Jaafari speaks after a convoy of 44 trucks loaded with food, baby formula, blankets and other supplies entered Madaya, where medical charity MSF says 28 people have starved to death since December 1

UNITED NATIONS (Jan. 12, 2016) — Syria’s envoy to the United Nations on Monday, January 11, dismissed as fabrications reports that civilians were dying of starvation in a town besieged by government forces.

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Aid heads for starving Syrian town Madaya

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WAITING. Syrians wait for the arrival of an aid convoy on January 11, 2016 in the besieged town of Madaya. Photo by Marwan Ibrahim/AFP
The delivery will happen simultaneously with aid entering two government-held towns under rebel siege in the northwest of the country

DAMASCUS, Syria (Jan. 11, 2016) — Dozens of aid trucks headed on Monday to the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, where more than two dozen people are reported to have starved to death.

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