Food Security

10 Incredible Uses for Cryptocurrency and Blockchain You Probably Haven't Thought of

Cryptocurrency to battle election fraud? De-corrupt charities? Make the world greener? Who knew?<p>Now, more than ever before is a time to be thinking about cryptocurrencies. Over the past few years, cryptocurrency has grown exponentially because of its attractiveness to people looking to use this …

Cryptocurrency

The world's largest refugee camp: what the future holds for Dadaab

Over the past month Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp has marked several important events. More than 3,400 children from over 30 primary schools sat for …

Refugees

Auburn University Honors Heroes Fighting Hunger, Meeting Children’s Needs

Last week I was thrilled to attend the 24th International Quality of Life Awards at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room in New York hosted by …

Auburn University

2017: The 'Butt' of Bitcoin's Joke

<i>David Gerard is the author of the book "Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain" (Amazon US, Amazon UK), editor of the news blog of the same name and a</i> …

Bitcoin

Looking Back on 40 Years of Occupation

From Truthdig<p>A view of the Israeli wall that encloses Palestinian areas.<br>(Image by (Wikipedia)) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p><i>Note: Chris</i> …

Liberal View

Congo UN attack, Rohingya camp fears, and ethical aid ads: The Cheat Sheat

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events …

Africa

Rohingya widows find safe haven in Bangladesh camp | Reuters

COX‘S BAZAR (Reuters) - Dawn hues of pink and purple reveal a dusty valley in Bangladesh’s southern hills quilted with a dense settlement of red …

World Food Program

Learn How to Cook These Refugees’ Favorite Meals

Displaced people stay connected to home through food. Here are some of their favorite recipes.<p>When refugees arrive in a new country they bring the clothes on their backs, the memories in their heads, and the recipes of their ancestors. From afar, they re-create the flavors of a past life. …

Recipes

Endangered Foods: What The New Red List Means For Food Security

Although the world has over 50,000 edible plant species, just three crops—wheat, rice and corn—provide about 60% of our caloric intake. This week, we learned two of those crops are compromised. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)—a Switzerland-based authority on …

Agriculture

Trump calls on Saudi Arabia to lift blockade on Yemen "immediately"

About 7 million Yemenis -- many of them children -- are on the brink of starvation as the Saudi coalition has cut off access to the country

Middle East

Myanmar’s Rohingya Actions May Be Genocide, U.N. Official Says

GENEVA — Myanmar came under renewed international pressure on Tuesday for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims as United Nations officials said it should be investigated for crimes against humanity and possibly genocide by security forces.<p>The country’s security forces “deliberately and massively …

World News

North Korea's poverty is so dire that farmers reportedly steal each other's feces to fertilize crops

• <b>Poverty in North Korea and the failure of state food rationing has caused farmers to rely on human feces to fertilize soil, with some even stealing feces from other families.</b>• <b><br>Fertilizing crops with feces leads to the spread of parasites, like the ones found in the North Korean soldier who defected</b> …

Military

German government pledges €120 million for Libya migrants and refugees

Germany will allocate €120 million to improving the conditions of refugees and migrants stranded in Libya and made vulnerable to enslavement and …

Refugees

PM for exploiting full potential of dairy industry

ISLAMABAD, Dec 5 (APP):Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday directed that all necessary measures be adopted for exploiting the full potential …

Agriculture

From Sudan to Capitol Hill

Washington DC, September 2017— UNICEF Sudan Representative, Abdullah Fadil accompanied by WFP Country Director, Matthew Hollingworth (pictured above) …

Africa

Before-and-after satellite images show massive influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The severity of the world's fastest growing refugee crisis becomes even clearer when viewed from space.<p>An estimated 624,000 Rohingya refugees, a …

World Food Program

The World’s Fastest-Growing Humanitarian Crisis

By now the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has resulted in more than 625,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh just …

International Relations

UN leaders concerned about new fighting in Yemen, demand lifting blockade

UN leaders concerned about new fighting in Yemen, demand lifting blockade<p>Photo taken on Nov. 29, 2017 shows the site of a car bombing attack in Aden, …

Middle East

UN appeals for $22.5 billion in humanitarian aid

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United Nations is appealing for $22.5 billion to provide humanitarian aid next year to millions of people displaced by conflict and disasters worldwide.<p>The funds will target the 91 million people the UN considers "most vulnerable," and provide them with food, shelter, health care and …

News

Saudi Arabia is the Cause of Yemen's Atrocities Yet The U.S. Continues to Exacerbate the Conflict

The first step in tackling Yemen's humanitarian crisis is acknowledging that that the tragedy in Yemen is the result of foreign military intervention …

Middle East

How the Saudi Blockade Threatens Famine in Yemen

Averting famine will require Saudi Arabia to permit the resumption of commercial shipping of food and fuel to the besieged country.<p>Yemen is on course …

Middle East

Saudi Blockade depriving Yemen Civilians of Food, Hospitals--UN should Sanction Riyadh (HRW)

Human rights Watch | – –<p>The Saudi-led coalition’s broad restrictions on aid and essential goods to Yemen’s civilian population are worsening the …

Middle East

Blockchain: A new technology for global health development? - Journalist's Resource

Blockchain, the technological innovation behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, has wide applications beyond finance, such as in global …

Bitcoin

5 Charitable Lessons We Can Learn From Oprah Winfrey This Holiday Season

Source: Dan MacMedan / GettyOprah remains one of the most successful — and generous — women in Hollywood. But while we may not all have her billions, …

Women of Color

What You Don't Know, But Should, About the Slave Trade Happening in Libya Right Now

Migrants and refugees stuck Libya are being sold into slavery, CNN reported earlier this month.<p>The combination of Libya’s splintered government in …

World News

7 Things We All Can Do To Help End Slavery In Libya

As the current issue of slavery in Libya gets more attention, the need for global help increases. In an article published by CNN last week, they pose …

Diversity

Tanzania: Germany Donates Euro 2 Million for Refugees in Tanzania, Rwanda

Germany has contributed euro 2 million (about Sh5.2 billion) to World Food Programme (WFP) in order to maintain food assistance for almost half a …

Africa

Australia stops humanitarian aid to N. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- The Australian government has cut off its humanitarian aid to North Korea, citing monitoring problems, a U.S. broadcaster …

North Korea

Yemen officials: UN ship's cargo unloaded in rebel-held port

Yemeni officials say a U.N.-chartered aid vessel has docked and its cargo was being unloaded in the key port of Hodeida, following a three-week …

Middle East

Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has eased blockade: UN

The United Nations said Monday that the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has eased restrictions at the main airport and two key ports, allowing the resumption of some humanitarian aid to the conflict-wracked country after a three-week blockade.<p>UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said three …

Middle East