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Acute hunger at five-year high, study warns, as famine looms for millions | World Food Programme

At least 155 million people in 55 countries faced acute hunger in 2020 — 20 million more than 2019, according to figures from the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises, released today. This marks a five-year high for people facing … Continue reading

‘People aren’t starving, they are being starved’: Humanitarian agencies is sue joint call for funds to avert famine | World Food Programme

International Council of Voluntary Agencies rallies Oxfam, Save the Children and 258 other organizations after World Food Programme’s warning on increasing levels of hunger 20 April 2021, By Peyvand Khorsandi Humanitarian agencies around the world have joined forces to warn … Continue reading

“He Was Defeated”: Ethiopian PM Withdraws from Tigray After Months of Civil War, as Famine L ooms

Democracy Now! Published on Jul 1, 2021 The Ethiopian military has withdrawn its forces from Mekelle, the capital of the war-torn Tigray region, after the government declared a ceasefire. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed denied reports his military was defeated by … Continue reading

A Political Solution Is the Only Way: Crisis Escalates in Ethiopia Amid War, Famine & Elections

Democracy Now! Published on Jun 25, 2021 An Ethiopian military bombing of a marketplace in the Tigray region killed at least 64 people in one of the deadliest attacks since government forces invaded the region last November. The bombing came … Continue reading

Nearly half of Yemenis face acute food insecurity, UN says, pushing country closer to famine

FRANCE 24 English Dec 3, 2020 Famine-like conditions have re-appeared in parts of Yemen and almost half the population is experiencing high levels of food insecurity, new United Nations data showed on Thursday, with aid agencies warning time is running … Continue reading

A Crisis Made in America: Yemen on Brink of Famine After U.S. Cuts Aid While Fueling War

Democracy Now! Published on Sep 17, 2020 The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal … Continue reading

Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World: Mike Davis

  Bestselling, magisterial melding of global environmental history and global political history. Winner of the World History Association Book Award. Examining a series of El Niño-induced droughts and the famines that they spawned around the globe in the last third … Continue reading

The Third Horseman: A Story of Weather, War, and the Famine History Forgot: Rosen, William

The incredible true story of how a cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history—years before the Black Death, from the author of Justinian’s Flea and the forthcoming Miracle Cure In May 1315, it … Continue reading

Seeds of Famine: Ecological Destruction and the Development Dilemma in the West African Sahel (Landmark studies): Richard W. Franke, Barbara H. Chasin

Examines the ecological destruction of export-led agricultural development strategies. Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1st edition (December 3, 1992) Language : English Paperback : 284 pages ISBN-10 : 0865980535 ISBN-13 : 978-0865980532 Item Weight : 1 pounds Dimensions : … Continue reading

The 4 man-made famines threatening 20 million people

Vox Published on Jun 12, 2017 Fighters are using hunger as a weapon. Jane Ferguson’s reporting in Africa was supported with a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Read more:… It’s why South Sudan’s famine is man-made. … Continue reading