hunger

“Serious Concern” in Somalia as 5 Mln Go Hungry, U.N. Says

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Sept 20 – The number of Somalis who do not have enough to eat has risen to five million, or more than four out of ten people, due to poor rains, the United Nations said on Tuesday, with children at the greatest risk of ill-health and death. The figure has increased

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Yemen’s Food Crisis Deepens as Banks Cut Credit for Shipments

By Jonathan Saul, Maha El Dahan and Mohammed Ghobari LONDON/ABU DHABI, March 6 – Banks have cut credit lines for traders shipping food to war-torn Yemen, where ports have been battlegrounds and the financial system is grinding to a halt, choking vital supplies to an impoverished country that could face famine. Lenders are increasingly unwilling

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Grain Elevator

Scientists are genetically modifying rice to withstand the ravages of climate change BY Oscar Lopez “I’ve never had so many students want to take part in a project,” says Jane Langdale. “They want to save the world.” Langdale, a professor of plant development at the University of Oxford, is part of a team of scientists

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U.N. Warns of Hunger in Homs as Syrian Offensive Strands 120,000

GENEVA, Feb 11 – A military offensive by Syrian government and allied forces has cut off 120,000 people in the northern Homs governorate since mid-January, worsening hunger and killing patients unable to get to medical care, a U.N. report said on Thursday. “There are reports of increasingly acute shortages of food, basic commodities, medical items

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