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Elizabeth Gray, Chirrilo Madut, Bol Mawien, Chris Newton, and Naomi Pendle

Humanitarians struggle to warn about, prevent, and respond to starvation when the population of concern is either small or large but not concentrated geographically. Perhaps nowhere else in the world is this challenge faced more frequently than in South Sudan. Over the last […]

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I optimistically entitled Chapter 8 of my 2017 book Mass Starvation, ‘Ethiopia: No longer the land of famine.’ I argued that the commitment to famine prevention by the Ethiopian government meant that Ethiopians had escaped from the degrading identification with the images of the starving from the era of LiveAid. At the time when I […]

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Today (March 4, 2021) the UN Security Council is holding an ‘any other business’ meeting, instigated by Ireland, on the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia. Global Rights Compliance and the World Peace Foundation call on the UNSC to take swift, decisive and impactful action […]

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Originally published by the Irish Times on February 15, 2021.

The world’s newest humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The stories of desperate human tragedy and heartless political leaders are both familiar and shockingly fresh.

For those of us old enough to remember Bob Geldof’s Band Aid in 1984, […]

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Originally published by BBC News on February 7, 2021.

Every day, more and more reports of starvation trickle out of the Tigray region of Ethiopia that has been hit by conflict.

On Wednesday, Mark Lowcock, chief of humanitarian affairs at the United Nations, warned of a deteriorating humanitarian crisis in which aid still wasn’t […]

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‘Focus on loss of life – and urgently trying to prevent it – rather than whether a famine has been declared.’

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