Nigeria hunger crisis leaves 'hundreds of thousands at risk of dying'

The weakest are already dead. Children and the elderly have disappeared from villages because of a hunger crisis in north-eastern Nigeria. Desperation could soon prompt thousands to flee to Europe.

South Sudan facing "unprecedented" hunger levels, UN warns

War-torn South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with 2.8 million people – nearly a quarter of the population – in urgent need of food aid, UN agencies said Monday.