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UN: Millions in the Middle East unsure of their next meal

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net The devastating conflicts gripping the Middle East and North Africa have left 30 million people unsure of their next meal, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said, according to AFP. “Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years,” the agency said in a report released Monday, March 27. “The prevalence of severe food insecurity in the adult population… was close to 9.5 percent in 2014-2015, representing approximately 30 million people,” it said. “Countries such as Iraq, Sudan, Syria and Yemen have rates that are among the highest in...

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Morocco: King removes Prime Minister

By: Smita Nordwall Source: VOA News Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has ousted Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane because of his failure to form a government five months after elections. A surprise palace statement late Wednesday said the king is expected to name another member of the Party for Justice and Development to replace Benkirane. The PJD won the October election, but didn’t garner enough of a majority to govern alone. But the PJD’s relations with a former coalition partner, the conservative Istiqlal party, soured over economic reforms, and talks over formation of a government with the center-right National Rally of Independence have stalled. The royal statement said...

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Somalia declares national disaster due to drought

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Somalia’s new president declared a national disaster Tuesday, February 28 for a drought that threatens millions of people and is creating fears of a full-blown famine, The Associated Press reports. The statement from the office of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said he has appealed for help from the international community and Somalia’s diaspora of 2 million. Combating the drought is a priority for Mohamed, who was elected this month to lead this fragile Horn of Africa nation also coping with attacks by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab. The United Nations humanitarian office estimates that 5 million people in Somalia, or...

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