United Nations releases new world hunger report

United Nations releases new world hunger report

WNN Breaking (WNN/WFP) Rome, ITALY: Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, according to the new UN hunger report released today. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (SOFI), jointly published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development […]

Adequate funding for women suffering under climate change falls short

Adequate funding for women suffering under climate change falls short

Rebekah Curtis – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) ISTANBUL, Turkey: People funding initiatives to tackle climate change effects would channel money towards the worst-affected people, right? And towards those who play key roles in mitigating the effects of climate change? It certainly sounds logical. But in reality, many donors aiming to help communities to weather climate change often […]

Crisis grips North Korean rice bowl

Crisis grips North Korean rice bowl

Tim Large –  Alertnet – Tuesday, 11 October 2011 (originally published 07 Oct) HAEJU, North Korea, Oct 6 (AlertNet) – In a pediatric hospital in North Korea’s most productive farming province, children lay two to a bed. All showed signs of severe malnutrition: skin infections, patchy hair, listless apathy. “Their mothers have to bring them […]

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Isaiah Esipisu – IPS news – Monday, 10 October, 2011 (originally published 5 Oct) DADAAB, Kenya, Oct 5, 2011 (IPS) – When Aisha Diis* and her five children fled their home in Somalia seeking aid from the famine devastating the region, she could not have known the dangers of the journey, or even fathom that […]