All stories about famine
South Sudan: In South Sudan, famine threat still looms
While South Sudan is no longer technically experiencing famine, the reality on the ground remains dire. An estimated 6 million people — more than half the population — are at risk, and 1.7 million people require immediate assistance.
Somalia: Somalia on the brink
Somalia is on the brink of famine due to severe drought and conflict. Learn how Mercy Corps is meeting people's urgent needs while working to break the cycle of hunger, poverty and conflict.
South Sudan: For families in famine, a better life starts with water
With disease running rampant and food scarce, Mercy Corps is on the ground in the Koch region of South Sudan setting up water access to help fight famine.
South Sudan: 'This is the last chance we have': A report from the front lines of famine
A Q&A with Deepmala Mahla, Mercy Corps' country director for South Sudan, on the realities of famine in one of the world's poorest countries.
Nigeria: Starving children: Beyond the photos
Starving children often become the face of a hunger crisis. But behind every photo that captures the world’s attention is a picture that’s harder to see: a grueling sequence of politics, economics, war and disaster that ends, mercilessly, in a child with nothing to eat.
Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen: Famine and food insecurity: What's at stake
Our Q&A with Food Security Advisor Kate McMahon discusses what famine means, how it's impacting areas of Africa and the Middle East, and why it's critical that we meet urgent needs to prevent even greater suffering.