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13.02.2021

How One Rural Community Creatively Solved Keeping Its Residents Well Fed During a Pandemic

How One Rural Community Creatively Solved Keeping Its Residents Well Fed During a Pandemic

The people of Comox Valley broke many molds to keep people fed through COVID-19 and got its government’s attention on food security. By April M. Short Hunger and food insecurity have increased worldwide since COVID-19 took hold. In December 2020, the United Nations warned of the threat of… »

08.12.2020

Hungry Children in the Empire

Hungry Children in the Empire

By Farooque Chowdhury Many news from the Empire interest many readers, as the Empire itself is interesting. It’s interesting due to its economy, politics and diplomacy, part of its geostrategic and geotactical games, and for its audacity and arrogance, and for its hated character, and for its perished core, which… »

28.11.2020

‘Hunger Like They’ve Never Seen It Before’: US Food Banks Struggle as 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough to Eat

‘Hunger Like They’ve Never Seen It Before’: US Food Banks Struggle as 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough to Eat

“We’re now seeing families who had an emergency fund but it’s gone and they’re at the end of their rope,” said one Texas food bank director. By Brett Wilkins One in six U.S. families with children don’t have enough to eat this holiday season, a national emergency exacerbated by the… »

19.09.2020

Community Fridges Are Popping Up Across America for Mutual Aid Amid the Pandemic

Community Fridges Are Popping Up Across America for Mutual Aid Amid the Pandemic

Fighting food insecurity, one block at a time. By April M. Short On one side of a refrigerator that stands on a sidewalk in New Orleans, two alligators encircle a woman with dark mocha skin wearing a tattered white slip. Her hair is a single braid that reaches the ground. »

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… »

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