Drought has left nearly two million Somalis in desperate need of food, a humanitarian agency warned on Monday, as poor rainfall pushes communities to the brink across East Africa.
The global war on hunger is evidently losing steam and the unpalatable truth is that the number of people going chronically hungry has remained well over 100 million over the past three years, with the number of countries affected actually rising, as per UN studies. The inference is that, unfortunately,
The report, presented to the FAO in Rome, warned that the problem of poor nutrition "will only get worse if current trends are not reversed."
Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat.
Malaysian authorities on Thursday said a Irish-French girl whose body was found near a jungle stream had died from internal bleeding probably due to prolonged hunger and stress.
A population of 1.3 billion that pits growing needs and innumerable environmental issues against each other is a huge challenge. Each day, India has to work out how to feed
When it comes to generosity, the UAE has no match.
A report in 'Express News' mentioned the woman died in the town of Jhudo in Mirpur Khas district in Sindh province. Allabakhsh, the woman's husband said he was left with no work owing to the lockdown due to which he was facing problems in managing food for his family that also included six children.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005 is a shining example of a radical and rational systemic change. It is radical because it transferred power to the poorest of the poor and enabled them to escape hunger and deprivation. It is rational because it puts money directly in the hands of those who need it most. It has proved its worth in the years it has been in existence, even enduring six years of a hostile government.
The warning by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres that the COVID-19 pandemic could push nearly 50 million more people into extreme poverty deserves serious attention and countries should act immediately to shore up global food security.