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The New Arab Staff

Shehrazade Shams


Shehrazade Shams is a freelance writer based in London

From droughts and floods exacerbating food problems to conflicts and endemic violence causing mass displacements, people across Africa continue to suffer in silence as the world focuses on crises elsewhere.

16 June, 2022

Four consecutive rainy seasons have failed in the Horn of Africa, with a fifth expected on the way, causing the worst drought in 40 years and a major hunger crisis. Now more than half a million in Somalia are on the move in search of food and water.

09 June, 2022

A new analysis by Save the Children and UNICEF reveals that around 850,000 secondary school girls are not attending classes, with many girls revealing that they are depressed and heartbroken at being denied their right to education.

06 May, 2022