Migrants in detention centres in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’

Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has issued the following statement on the treatment of migrants in detention centres in Hungary. We are alarmed by reports that migrants in detention centres in Hungary have been … Read More

10 million North Koreans face food shortage after worst harvest, says United Nations

The UN found North Korean protein intake to be very low, with some families consuming protein only a few times a year A department store in Pyongyang. Photo: AP North Korea has cut food rations to 300 grammes a day … Read More

Death toll from Cyclone Idai ‘could spiral past a thousand’ in Mozambique amid fears 500,000 survivors are at risk of fatal diseases and starving villagers resort to drinking from dirty puddles

Rescue workers in Mozambique fear an outbreak of cholera, dysentery or malaria could take the death toll from Cyclone Idai even higher after the country’s President said as many as 1,000 people could have died. Tens of thousands of people … Read More

In embattled Venezuela, residents line up for hours to get clean water

The scene in Venezuela‘s capital of Caracas is dire: a long line of people searching for clean water during the country’s daily power outages. Children and adults alike can be seen carrying jugs as residents prepare to make a dangerous trip … Read More

Millions of Yemenis edging closer to famine and disease, charity says

A charity has warned that millions of Yemenis are edging closer to famine and fatal disease one year after a Saudi-led coalition imposed a blockade on sea, land and air routes into the Arab world’s poorest country. Jan Egeland of … Read More

Without Yemen ceasefire mass starvation looms, critics say

Aden, Yemen, Oct 19, 2018 / 04:00 am (CNA).- The possibility of mass starvation in Yemen continues as a military engagement over a major port city could block food and other aid for millions of people.   “We cannot fail … Read More

Global hunger relief back-tracking, especially in war zones

Germany’s Welthungerhilfe (World Hunger Relief) aid organization published the Global Hunger Index (GHI) in Berlin Thursday, warning that gains made since 2000 have gone into reverse, with 821 million people, many of them children, undernourished. Zero hunger by 2030 is one of … Read More

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