According to the UN World Food Programme, more than 5 million people could face severe food shortages over the so-called 'lean season' from March to September. The crisis comes despite attempts to end more than two years of ethnic violence.
Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence and hunger are women and children.
Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast and the large number of refugees have posed a challenge to the country.
Hunger levels are surging globally, with crises escalating in Yemen and South Sudan. As we mark World Food Day, DW learns how failing to tackle suffering today will leave a dangerous legacy for tomorrow.
Half a million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since the end of August. The International Organization for Migration says Bangladesh needs support to help the new arrivals.
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