food insecurity

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…

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 –…

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…

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…

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,…

‘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…

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