‘We Have Nothing’: Afghan Quake Survivors Despair Over Recovery

With the economy in ruins and aid in short supply, survivors of the earthquake in this remote stretch of eastern Afghanistan wonder what their next move could be.

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Putin’s War Has Started a Global Food Crisis

These are the countries that will be most affected by rising food prices.

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Ukraine War Threatens to Cause a Global Food Crisis

A critical share of the world’s food and fertilizer is stuck in Russia and Ukraine, sending global prices soaring and foreshadowing a rise in world hunger.

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War in Ukraine Threatens World Food Supplies

Nations are not secure unless their food supplies are.

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Once a Symbol of U.S. Strength, an Afghan District Now Faces Dire Times

At the war’s end, residents of Marja are growing increasingly desperate for any kind of help, a frustration that has turned to anger that the international community has seemingly abandoned them.

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Climate Change Not a Driver of Madagascar Drought, Analysis Finds

Scientists said the island’s severe dry spell was in line with natural rainfall variability, but the region should still try to bolster its response to dry conditions.

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India Wants to Send Wheat to Ease Afghan Hunger Crisis. Pakistan Has Yet to OK Transit.

Indian officials say Islamabad is dragging its feet on a request of transit for 50,000 tons of wheat to Afghanistan, where nine million people are on the brink of starvation.

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U.N. Flight Thwarted as Fighting Grows in Ethiopia

A humanitarian flight was ordered to abort a landing in the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, epicenter of the conflict, as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day.

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Africa’s Last Mountain Glaciers Will Soon Be Gone, U.N. Report Warns

The loss of the ice sheets would be another sign of the catastrophic effect of climate change on the continent. Floods are worse, droughts last longer and millions of people have been displaced.

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Captured Ethiopian Soldiers Marched Through Tigray to Prison

The scale of the loss suffered by one of Africa’s most powerful armies was on vivid display on Friday as thousands of government troops were paraded through Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray.

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Famine in Ethiopia Becomes Worst Hunger Crisis in a Decade

United Nations agencies said the crisis in Ethiopia’s conflict-ravaged Tigray region had plunged it into famine. “This is going to get a lot worse,” a top aid official said.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Mozambique Attack

An affiliate of the militant group has seized large swaths of territory, including another important port town, but the assault last week demonstrated a new level of boldness.

#islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mozambique, #palma-mozambique, #terrorism, #world-food-program

Saudi Arabia Offers Cease-Fire in Yemen and Lifting of Blockade

The Saudis described the proposal as a plan to end a nearly six-year-old war. The kingdom faces growing pressure to break the stalemate as millions of Yemenis verge on famine.

#civilian-casualties, #famine, #houthis, #saudi-arabia, #united-nations, #world-food-program, #yemen

Having Won Syria’s War, al-Assad Is Mired in Economic Woes

After a decade of war, the biggest threat now to President Bashar al-Assad is an economic crisis. But at a recent meeting, he had no concrete solutions to his country’s extreme distress.

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2020 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to U.N. World Food Program

The agency was awarded the prize for providing food assistance to millions around the world, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

#food-insecurity, #nobel-prizes, #united-nations, #world-food-program

Lebanon Faces Humanitarian Crisis After Beirut Explosion, U.N. Says

The United Nations warning came as President Michel Aoun said the investigation into the deadly explosion in Beirut would examine if “external interference” played a role.

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Coronavirus Meets a Drive to End Malnutrition in Africa

A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.

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This Pandemic Is Bringing Another With It

More suffering is ahead for the developing world.

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‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms.

The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts say. It could double the number of people facing acute hunger to 265 million by the end of this year.

#colombia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #india, #kenya, #kibera-nairobi-kenya, #lebanon, #south-africa, #syria, #venezuela, #world-food-program