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Haiti Faces Food Security Problems

A record 4.7 million people in Haiti are facing acute hunger, including 19,000 in catastrophic famine conditions for the first time, in a slum controlled by gangs in the capital, according to a report released on Friday. The UN World Food Program and Food & Agriculture Organization said unrelenting crises have trapped Haitians in a cycle of growing desperation, without […]

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Hunger Plagues Millions Of Afghans

According to press reports, U.N. humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said that 6 million Afghans are on the brink of famine, with winter around the corner and humanitarian appeals dramatically underfunded. In all, 24 million people need some kind of humanitarian assistance, and almost 19 million of them face acute hunger. An estimated 3 million children are acutely malnourished. Funds are […]

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Millions Of Afghans Facing Catastrophic Hunger

A top U.N. official in Afghanistan said Monday that millions of Afghans are on the brink of starvation as winter approaches and humanitarian funding is running low. “The situation can be best described as pure catastrophe,” U.N. deputy special representative and humanitarian coordinator for Afghanistan Ramiz Alakbarov told reporters via video from Kabul. He said 19 million people are food […]

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U.N. Secretary-General — World Faces ‘Real Risk’ Of Multiple Famines

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an international conference on food security held recently that the world is facing the “real risk” of multiple famines this year and that 2023 could be even worse. “The war in Ukraine has compounded problems that have been brewing for years: climate disruption; the COVID-19 pandemic; the deeply unequal recovery,” Guterres said by video message […]