A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

It’s a shift that has taken place slowly and without fanfare, but in the past 50 years the worst types of famine have become dramatically less frequen(...)

 Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Joe Costello File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Department of Foreign Affairs funding for overseas development assistance will be cut by €14.1 million this year, the sixth successive year that fundi(...)