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South Sudanese turn to roots and leaves

File photo©Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAThousands of people who fled fighting in South Sudan's Lote state, have resorted to eating leaves and roots as they battle hunger, a Catholic priest in the East Africa country has said.

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Fixing CAR: New president under pressure to restore security

Central African Republic's newly elected President Faustin-Archange Touadera, centre. Photo©Ben Curtis/ AP/SIPAAll eyes are on new Central African Republic President Faustin Touadera to end the tensions between Muslims and Christians, disarm both Seleka and Anti-Balaka militias, deal with a budding Seleka secessionist movement, and manage the devastating humanitarian crisis in CAR.

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Ethiopia needs $245m for urgent food aid

Ethiopia needs $245 million in the next three weeks to prevent starvation by the end of April, a charity organisation Save the Children has warned.

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Ethiopia: USAID gives more financial assistance amid humanitarian crisis

The United States aid agency (USAID) has pledged $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia to help address the on-going humanitarian crisis triggered by an El Nino-induced drought.

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Ethiopia seeks assistance as El Nino disaster widens

Donations are urgently needed to provide over 5.8 million people with water, nutrition and health and sanitation in drought-hit Ethiopia. Photo©ReutersAt least $1.4 billion is urgently required to meet the emergency needs of up 10.2 million Ethiopians affected by drought.

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South Sudan's faltering peace

File photo©ReutersA faltering peace process may deepen the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, donor agencies warned, as civilians become a subject of violence, which includes rape and abductions in the world's newest nation.

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Ethiopia braces for effects of El Nino

At least 8.2 million Ethiopians are in need of food aid, the government and donor agencies said, as the country braces for the effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon.

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Nigeria - Niger: Boko Haram resurgence deepens humanitarian crisis in Niger

A wave of attacks by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and the islands of Lake Chad has forced tens of thousands across the border to Niger's arid southeastern region of Diffa, worsening a dire humanitarian situation.

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76,000 South Sudanese refugees starving

Up to 76,000 South Sudanese refugees, who fled fighting in Malakal town, are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, as they lack basic necessities and are on the verge of starvation.

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Armed refugees in South Sudan cause scare

Displaced people living in some camps in South Sudan say they feel insecure because some fellow refugees are armed.

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