World Food Program

Yemen is on the brink of a horrible famine. Here’s how things got so bad.

It's been called the “worst humanitarian crisis in the world": Nearly 80 percent of Yemen's population is food-insecure; millions are teetering on the edge of famine. The situation — described as critical for nearly two years — has grown even worse since early November, when Saudi Arabia enacted a …

Middle East

Yemen: Finding near-famine - and lots of food

<b>How do you explain a famine in a country where there's food?</b><p>A couple of years ago I was in Ethiopia, reporting on the threat of famine, in the same place where BBC correspondent Michael Buerk covered the "biblical" famine in 1985.<p>Those famines, or so-called "parched-earth" famines, sort of make …

Middle East

KSRelief Stresses Importance of Impartiality, Non-Involvement of Politics in Humanitarian Work

Advisor at the Royal Court and General Supervisor of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Rabeeah …

Middle East

Marked for ‘De-escalation,’ Syrian Towns Endure Surge of Attacks

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A resurgence of deadly attacks by pro-government forces in so-called de-escalation zones in Syria, including a triple airstrike on a busy marketplace that killed more than 50 people, is undermining an agreement portrayed by its sponsors as a crucial step toward ending the …


Saudi blockade hinders delivery of desperately needed medicine to Yemenis: MSF

Doctors Without Borders said the persisting Saudi blockade had prevented people from receiving the much needed medicine.

Middle East

Giant worms are a window into the hell of life in North Korea

SEOUL –– Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems …

Korean Peninsula

Millions of People May Die if Saudi Arabia Doesn't Allow Aid to Enter Yemen Immediately

A humanitarian crisis is rapidly deepening in Yemen, where millions of aid-reliant people have been cut off from assistance since Saudi Arabia closed …

Middle East

The Catastrophe of Saudi Arabia’s Trump-Backed Intervention in Yemen

In the main hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah this August, the malnutrition ward overflowed with patients. In the corridor, a man sat on the floor, with two children beside him whose ribs protruded under their pale skin. Inside the makeshift ward, every bed held two skeletal children. …

Middle East

US, European Nations Slammed for 'Complicity' as Humanitarian Groups Demand Aid for Yemen

Fourteen international aid agencies on Friday expressed that they were "appalled" by the global community's complacency regarding the humanitarian …

Middle East

Aid given in cash improves health and spurs school attendance, say researchers

Cash handouts bring major benefits to world’s poorest people, allowing them to live with greater dignity, claims international study<p>Foreign aid in the form of cash transfers with no strings attached can improve health and increase school attendance, a study has found.<p>Earlier this year, Downing …

Race & Ethnicity

The Lost Genocide

<i>Doug Bock Clark</i> | <i>Longreads</i> | <i>November 2017</i> | <i>6,868 words</i><p>From his tent in the illegal shantytown carved out of a Bangladeshi forest, 25-year-old Abdul …

Long-form Journalism

Confidential U.N. Document Questions the Saudi Arabian Blockade That’s Starving Yemen

A U.N. panel of experts found Saudi Arabia is purposefully obstructing the delivery of humanitarian aid into Yemen and called into question its …

Middle East

Manage climate risks or face much more hunger by 2050 – U.N.

Different regions, countries and types of farmers face very different threats - and understanding them can cut losses, researchers say<p>By Laurie …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

How America creates terrorists

Yemen is in hell. Over the past few weeks, Saudi Arabia has tightened its strangling blockade of the country, trying to starve out the Houthi rebels …

Middle East

Syria activists: 22 civilians die in fighting near Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government shelling and airstrikes have killed nearly two dozen civilians in three days of fighting in the suburbs of the capital where rebels are trying to take over a military installation, activists and a monitoring group said Thursday.<p>The fighting in the opposition-held …


Crisis Deepens In Yemen As Millions Face Famine And Cholera

The number of Yemenis needing aid rose to 20 million this year, or more than two-thirds of the population, according to the World Food Program.

Middle East

UN Agencies To Use Blockchain To Combat Child Trafficking

The United Nations has joined forces with the World Identity Network (WIN) to launch a pilot test using the blockchain technology to combat child …


Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

"I love soup, it is quick and easy to make, nutritious and delicious, and is a great way to use up leftover vegetables. It also freezes well if you …


Feed’s Lauren Bush Lauren: Brands Solve Problems Better Than Charities

As the granddaughter of one U.S. president (George H.W. Bush) and the niece of another (George W. Bush), Lauren Bush Lauren has seen things that many …


Michael Kors and Kate Hudson Host Dinner in Tokyo

The intimate event was in celebration of Kors' partnership with the World Food Programme.<p><b>TOKYO —</b> “Michael and I are starting to travel together,” …

Michael Kors

Mark Field: Burmese military to blame for humanitarian crisis facing Rohingya

I heard horrifying descriptions of murder, rape and other human rights violations.<p>What is happening there looks like ethnic cleansing.<p>With 615,000 …

UK News

World Kindness Day: Cisco provides global food and assistance | The Network | The Network

The World Kindness Movement is bringing joy and gratitude to the world on November 13th, World Kindness Day. The organizers behind this movement want everyone to ask themselves or others, "What does kindness mean to you?"<p>The day, first started in 1998 and created by a group of kindness NGOs, seeks …


17 Great Charities That Help Fight World Hunger

With the global hunger crisis rising, there are a lot of people who could really use your help.


How to feed 800 million: The battle over the future of US food aid

Cornell economist Chris Barrett sometimes shows audiences a photo he took in 2003 of a mother in Kenya holding her thin child.<p>“He's so …


U.N. food chief says ending conflict will end global hunger

The head of the U.N. food agency is telling world leaders that the only way to end global hunger is to end conflicts.


Yemen's unfathomable famine

Yemen is dealing with famine and disease of biblical proportions, according to the United Nations.<p>The World Food Programme estimates some 7 million people in Yemen are facing famine-like conditions and rely entirely on food aid to survive. In six weeks, the food supplies to feed them will be …

Middle East

On the lack of Empathy as a major threat to Peace

and<p>8th November 2017<p>toc <b><br>Table of Contents</b><p>What is the most important threat to peace?<p>If one were to wager what would be the single most important …

Social Movements

The Saudi blockade of Yemen is starving kids and killing thousands, so why is Washington still defending it?

Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and safely destroyed a missile aimed at the capital city of Riyadh by Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen, where …

Middle East

The UN is using ethereum’s technology to fund food for thousands of refugees - The Governance Lab @ NYU

Joon Ian Wong at Quartz: “The United Nations agency in charge of food aid—often billed as the largest aid organization in the world—is betting that …

Food Security

75 Super-Useful Facebook Statistics for 2018

Main image: With 1.32 billion daily active users, Facebook is the most widely used social platform by quite a bit. Whatever your business goal—brand …