Food Security

Analysis: Here's what I learned from 3 years reporting in Iraq

Photo of Mosul in February 2017 by Arshed Baghdadi<p><i>Videographer Alessandro Pavone has been reporting in Iraq for the past three years since the</i> …

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More than one million S. Sudan refugees in Uganda : UN

South Sudan’s brutal civil war has forced more than one million people to flee to neighbouring Uganda alone, with another million seeking refuge …

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Somalia: Swedish Soldiers to Fend Off Pirates Near Somalia

[Shabelle] Thirty-four Swedish soldiers are heading to east Africa as part of international efforts to prevent attacks from Somali pirates.

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Red Cross to send test shipment of rice to stricken Yemen

GENEVA/HODEIDAH, Yemen (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) plans to send a test shipment of rice to Yemen this month in its first attempt since February to deliver food aid via the port of Hodeidah, held by Houthi fighters allied to Iran.<p>The port has been repeatedly hit …

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The Human Carnage From Billionaires Trying to Carve Up the Planet to Build Their Empires Is Astounding

Raoul Peck, the Haitian filmmaker, opens his new film – Der Junge Karl Marx (2017) – in the forests of Prussia. Peasants gather fallen wood. They …

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Enshrining food security, from the farm to the fork

Voters will have the final say an integral plan for ensuring Swiss food security on September 24. The content of the text spans the entire …


Cholera in Yemen on Track to Kill More People Than Ebola Did in Guinea

A cholera epidemic is exploding in war-torn Yemen. At its current pace this easily treatable disease could soon kill more people than the Ebola …

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Old romantic Jose Mourinho shares throwback picture of his wife Matilde Faria as they spend her birthday apart

Jose Mourinho shared a throwback picture of his wife in a romantic gesture as they spent her birthday apart.<p>The Manchester United manager posted a …

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Yemen’s humanitarian disaster accelerates amid international indifference

“Saudi policies have certainly contributed to the near famine conditions in Yemen.”<p>A conflict with no visible hope of resolution and world …

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Europe's Tainted Eggs Seen Hurting Future Trade for Netherlands

The egg contamination scandal sweeping across Europe will hurt trade from the Netherlands, the region’s top exporter, and may spur other countries to …


Insect burgers and balls: Swiss supermarket to sell bug-based food

Coop has set a date to introduce food items made from creepy crawlies to Switzerland. From bug burgers to "insect balls," food security authorities …

World News | Conflict leaves millions hungry in DRC, UN warns

Nearly eight million people face acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of conflict, especially in the central Kasai region, UN …

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A reality check for urban diners, straight from the farm

I could see into the next restaurant from where we were sitting. It was closed, but the chalkboard above the register read something like “food …


BBC World Service - The Food Chain, Stockpiles? What Stockpiles?, Do food security experts have their own emergency supplies?

The Food Chain asks three top food security experts whether they keep a few weeks' worth of extra food in their kitchen cupboards, just in case of a food shortage. How confident are they really about the world's food supply? We speak to professor Tim Benton, Strategic Research Dean at University of …

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You Probably Missed the Big Story Buried in the Latest Trump Leaks

The leaked transcripts of President Donald Trump’s call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have dominated headlines from Washington to …

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At Least 50 Migrants Drown as Smuggler Throws Them Into Sea

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The migrants — average age 16 — were fleeing two desperate places, Ethiopia and Somalia. They were headed to the shores of another, Yemen.<p>But early Wednesday morning, as they were about to reach land, they were thrown into the Arabian Sea by a boatman they had paid to take them …

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Facing Famine, Girls And Women Bear The Heaviest Burden

Girls, boys, women and men experience disaster differently.<p>We are in the midst of what the United Nations has called the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. The threat of famine and severe food insecurity in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and Nigeria mean that 20 million people – more …

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Our experiment using Facebook chatbots to improve humanitarian assistance

Testing the chatbot in Nigeria<p>It must have been above 40 degrees Celsius that afternoon in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Hundreds of people were waiting to …

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Our plan is for prosperity, allow us to finish the job

I am determined to improve the lives of every one of our brothers and sisters.


Ministry warns of deterioration of food security in Gaza

Director of Planning and Policy Department at the Gaza Ministry of Agriculture, Nabil Abu Shammala, said on Sunday that food security has …


Social-good innovators bet on blockchains to solve big problems

With Bitcoin shrugging off a “civil war” to surge almost 400 percent in 12 months while giant cryptocurrency crowd-sales are creating instant millionaires almost daily, it’s tempting to think that blockchain technology’s only contribution to society is as a dubious get-rich-quick tool.<p>But this …

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How the World Food Programme changes lives

This infographic shows how how the World Food Programme (WFP) continues to deliver food assistance in emergencies<p>The world food programme in numbers<p>The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organisation committed to fighting hunger. Here’s a breakdown of its key achievements – and …

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Foreign Investors Are Snapping Up US Farms

Who owns America’s farms? Not always Americans. US farmland is becoming a target for international investors, according to a handful of recent …

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The Fight Against Famine Needs More Voices

If you were a teenager in the ‘80s, you remember “We Are the World” — a song that became the fastest-selling American pop single in history. It’s …

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WhatsApp finds new uses in conflict zones

Messaging services like WhatsApp are becoming indispensable in fast-unfolding humanitarian crises. T...

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Is it possible to make 'ethical' food available to all, not just the rich?

“12.6 per cent of our population suffers from food insecurity, which is absolutely unacceptable in a country as developed and wealthy as Canada with …

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Why controlling rats on small-scale African farms is vital for food security

Recent analysis suggests that Africa will only be able to achieve food security if it invests in crop intensification like increased fertiliser and …


What sanctions? UN paid US$18m to Syrian firms linked to Assad

The United Nations paid at least US$18 million last year to companies with close ties to Bashar al-Assad, some of them run by cronies of the Syrian …

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Nigeria: Famine Looms in North-East Nigeria As Food Crisis Worsens

[Vanguard] "We are hungry". This is currently the commonest expression in the northeastern part of Nigeria.


Russia-donated grain arrives in food-short N. Korea: report

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- A total of 800 tons of flour donated by Russia arrived at a North Korean port this week to help meet the North's food …

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