Showing posts with the label Famine

Conflicts Force Up Global Hunger Levels

IPS Interpress Service UN-IPS: Largely driven by conflict, the number of hungry people has dramatically increased around the world, reversing decades of progress, according to a new report. Story here.

Planet in Peril. Famine in Africa. Sea-Level Rise in Atlantic Canada. (Video)


As world faces unprecedented famine threat, G7 should pay up and push for peace

OXFAM Deadly famine is already affecting 100,000 people in parts of South Sudan and threatens to extend to Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria. Widespread famine across all four countries is not yet inevitable, but G7 leaders need to act now with a massive injection of aid, backed with a forceful diplomatic push to bring an end to the long-standing conflicts that are driving this hunger crisis.  Details here. Africa is no stranger to famine. Except now, the crisis is even worse and more widespread than it was in 2011.  That's when this image, depicting famine refugees in the Horn of Africa, was taken. Andy Hall/Oxfam

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

IPS News Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency’s chief on April 28 warned. “If nothing is done, some 20 million people could starve to death in the next six months.” Story here. Africa is no stranger to famine.  70 children who died of malnutrition  are buried in this mass grave in the  east - 2011 . Photo by Oxfam.

Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns (+ video)

UN News Centre Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) has warned.  Story here.