FOOD CRISIS

In Need of Food

Some 3.5 million South Sudanese, or one in three people, face an acute lack of food, the United Nations says. A widespread famine is looming after violence disrupted farming and food prices soar. In Sudan, food is scarce in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and some eastern parts. But with fertile soil and water access, both Sudans are potential bread baskets. The Niles correspondents from across the region spoke to farmers, firms, governments, NGOs and the people about the crisis and the future.

Surviving Leprosy
Bringing Healing to the Forsaken

Lepers become homeless, destitute, and eventually starve. Without treatment, their disease progresses until they grow too weak or disabled to help themselves. They slowly die from exposure, starvation, illness, or attacks by wild animals.