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.