food insecurity

19.06.2020

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

As forced displacement tops 79.5 million, Filippo Grandi urges UN Security Council to use its authority seek peace and inclusion for the displaced. By Tim Gaynor Ending conflicts around the world that are driving unprecedented global displacement is not just a moral imperative but critical for international stability, the UN’s refugee… »

10.03.2020

Acute Food Insecurity Hotspots Need Urgent Attention

Acute Food Insecurity Hotspots Need Urgent Attention

FAO calls for $900 million to support the livelihoods of 43 million people facing acute hunger While global attention has focused on the swarms of Desert Locusts attacking crops in East Africa, a number of other countries and regions are also confronting serious food security threats and require support, according… »

27.11.2019

November Nostalgia 2019: End of a Decade

November Nostalgia 2019: End of a Decade

By j.jill As Thanksgiving week hammers its start-of-the-season advertising from restorative nostalgia around family tables—turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes— to Black Friday ads that repeat the same jingle every two minutes, it’s time to turn it all off and just stop to think. Storybook versions of different people feasting together… »

23.08.2016

The Time Is Ripe to Act against Drought

The Time Is Ripe to Act against Drought

Human Wrongs Watch By Monique Barbut*,  Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification  WINDHOEK, Aug 18 2016 (IPS) – Let us start with some good news.  Sort of.  The strongest El Niño in 35 years is coming… »

10.08.2016

War on Climate Terror (I): Deserts Bury Two Thirds of African Lands

War on Climate Terror (I): Deserts Bury Two Thirds of African Lands

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 10 August 2016 (IPS) – Two-thirds of the African continent is already desert or dry-lands. But while this vast extension of the second largest continent on Earth after Asia is “vital” for agriculture and… »

01.07.2016

Over 1 in 3 South Sudanese To Face ‘Severe Food Shortages’

Over 1 in 3 South Sudanese To Face ‘Severe Food Shortages’

Human Wrongs Watch ‘More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country’ Juba – Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of… »

09.01.2016

El Niño Has Put the World in an ‘Uncharted Territory’ – UN Relief Chief

El Niño Has Put the World in an ‘Uncharted Territory’ – UN Relief Chief

Human Wrongs Watch Briefing UN Member States on 7 January 2016 on the widely varied and devastating impacts of the current El Niño weather phenomenon – which for months has sparked massive floods in some countries while leaving others, often in the same region, bone dry… »

25.12.2015

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

Human Wrongs Watch Some 70 per cent of the over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the UN on 23 December 2015 reported, calling for greater… »

27.05.2015

Food Worries Widen in Mauritania

Food Worries Widen in Mauritania

Human Wrongs Watch By Mamoudou Lamine Kane and Jennifer Lazuta* NOUAKCHOTT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN) – Hundreds of thousands of Mauritanians are struggling to feed themselves as they fall victim to the effects of climate change. A chronically hungry country, Mauritania could see the availability of food… »

30.03.2015

‘It is heart breaking to see the extraordinary scale of devastation’ of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

‘It is heart breaking to see the extraordinary scale of devastation’ of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Human Wrongs Watch 30 March 2015 – Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces Saturda [28 March 2015], warned of a “secondary emergency” and urged a scale-up in efforts… »

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