North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to strengthen state control over agriculture and make all available efforts to increase grain production.But experts say it won’t effectively address a worsening food shortage.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Food security experts say life remains “extremely critical” for more than 6 million hungry people in Somalia’s historic drought, but they no longer project famine for the worst-hit population of nearly a quarter-million people between April and June.
The head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Program says support from donors like the United States and Germany have allowed it to postpone — though not entirely avert — famine in Somalia.
A new report on the Horn of Africa’s worst drought in decades says Somalia has not yet fallen into famine but several parts of the country are in danger of it in the coming months.
Germany’s parliament has approved a resolution recognizing as genocide Ukraine’s 1930s “Holodomor” — a famine believed to have killed more than 3 million Ukrainians under the repressive rule of Soviet leader Josef Stalin.
Fleeing shelling, civilians have streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier.
Pope Francis is linking the suffering of Ukrainians now to the 1930s “genocide” by starvation that the country experienced under Josef Stalin.
With all the big issues dominating this week’s meeting of leaders of the world’s biggest economies — war, famine, poverty, to name just a few — there’s been little public discussion of North Korea and its pursuit of nuclear-armed missiles.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations says close to 1 million drought-affected people in Somalia are in areas under the control or influence of the al-Shabab extremist group, and it appealed to the fighters to allow humanitarian access as famine threatens the country.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A record 4.7 million people in Haiti are facing acute hunger, including 19,000 in catastrophic famine conditions for the first time, all in a slum controlled by gangs in the capital, according to a report released Friday.
DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t.
DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — Within weeks, a famine could be declared in Somalia, affecting more than 850,000 people in two of the country’s worst drought-affected areas plus thousands of people in displacement camps.
Issack is 80, Hassan 75. The two blind men are friends and as close as brothers, gripping each other’s hands in their mutual darkness as tightly as they hold their canes.
The U.N. food chief is warning that the world is facing “a perfect storm on top of a perfect storm” when it comes to hunger.
World leaders are gathering at the United Nations this week under the shadow of Europe’s first major conflict since World War II.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. food chief warned Thursday that the world is facing “a global emergency of unprecedented magnitude,” with up to 345 million people marching toward starvation — and 70 million pushed closer to starvation by the war in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s president says tons of grain from his country will arrive in the coming weeks in Somalia, where famine approaches and the global crises of food security and climate change put millions at risk.
The U.N. humanitarian chief predicts at least a billion dollars will be needed urgently to avert famine in Somalia.
The United Nations says “famine is at the door” in Somalia with “concrete indications” famine will occur later this year in the southern Bay region.
The U.N. humanitarian chief is warning that Afghanistan faces deepening poverty with 6 million people at risk of famine.
An Ethiopian rebel group has proposed a humanitarian truce to facilitate assistance to hungry people in the country’s Oromia region as it warns of famine.
More than 50 million people in the wider East African region are expected to face acute food insecurity this year, a regional bloc said Friday, warning that some 300,000 in Somalia and South Sudan are projected to be under full-blown famine conditions.
The head of the U.N. food agency is warning that the spike in food, fuel and fertilizer prices sparked by the war in Ukraine is threatening to push countries around the world into famine.
Somalia’s president has called for assistance from Turkey to combat the effects of severe drought that is threatening the Horn of Africa.
The head of the United Nations has warned the world faces “catastrophe” because of the growing shortage of food around the globe. U.N.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The devastating earthquake this week in Afghanistan is one more emergency facing the country, which is also confronting its worst drought in 30 years and massive poverty.
No mother should have to lose her child. Owliyo Hassan Salaad has watched four die this year. A drought in the Horn of Africa has taken them, one by one.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the Russian blockade of Ukrainian sea ports prevents Kyiv from exporting 22 million tons of grain.
Somalia has inaugurated 290 new lawmakers, bringing the country a step closer to completing a prolonged electoral process marred by alleged corruption and irregularities.
CAIRO (AP) — A United Nations appeal for Yemen Wednesday raised $1.3 billion, less than a third of what the organization had targeted to help the Arab world’s poorest country, the U.N.’
CAIRO (AP) — More than a dozen U.N. agencies and international aid groups said Monday that 161,000 people in war-torn Yemen are likely to experience famine over the second half of 2022 — a fivefold increase from the current figure.