COVID-19: Bleak planting season signals looming famine
Businesses in the food supply chains are suffering and many will go under since farmhands cannot get to work, input supplies have been curtailed and planning has become impossible.
Yemeni children starve as food and fuel prices soar
More than five million children risk famine in war-torn Yemen as food and fuel prices soar, Save the Children said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale".
UN food agency urges 'agroecology' to fight famine
Current food production methods are harming the planet while failing to provide millions of the world's poor with enough to eat, the UN food agency warned Tuesday. Instead, the adoption of "agroecology", which improves soil quality and costs less for farmers, would help reverse growing food insecurity, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. "We…
Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Drought and conflict have pushed the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen to the brink of famine, and a lack of aid funding means many could starve to death, the UN said Tuesday.
Bashir orders full aid access to South Sudan famine areas
President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, an official said Thursday.