Tag Archives: Global Food Crisis

Global Effort Needed In Africa

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Britain’s aid secretary has urged the global community to help people in drought-hit east Africa avoid a “catastrophe”. It comes as the UK pledged $80 million in emergency aid to help millions of people affected by the disaster. The United

Food Prices Surge As China Floods

ZHUJI, China, Jun (Reuters) – Torrential rain across southern and eastern China which has killed more than 100 people and triggered the evacuation of half a million has left large areas of farmland devastated as food prices surge, state media

Millions To Be Gripped By Hunger

Oxfam called on Tuesday for an overhaul of the world’s food system, warning that in a couple of decades, millions more people would be gripped by hunger due to population growth and climate-hit harvests. A “broken food system” means that

Population Boom Fuels Food Crisis

The United Nations says the world’s population is growing faster than expected and predicts it will hit seven billion by the end of this year. It warns there are particular risks for Africa, where the population is expected to triple

On-Going Drought Cripples China

Yu Ruicheng’s weathered face creases with worry as she stands on her dry wheat field in eastern China, where a record drought is threatening to send soaring global food prices even higher. “If it doesn’t rain next month, we won’t

Severe Food Shortage In N Korea

Five American aid agencies report the food shortage in North Korea has become severe. They are appealing for quick assistance to feed the isolated country’s most vulnerable people. There are hurdles, however, to resuming aid to North Korea. The five

Food Prices At Dangerous Levels

Global food prices have hit “dangerous levels” that could contribute to further political instability by pushing millions more people into poverty, the World Bank warned in a report released on Tuesday. It found that global food prices had jumped 29

Mexico Freeze Wipes Out Crops

Freezing temperatures across a wide swath of Mexico the night of Feb. 3-4 could have a huge effect on supplies of tomatoes, peppers and other winter vegetables. The freeze reached fields as far south as southern Sinaloa. Crops in the

Kenya: 5 Million To Go Hungry

Already, 1.6 million Kenyans are receiving food aid to compensate for drought and poor harvests. Government however warns the number could skyrocket to 5 million within a few months, as rains have kept failing. According to UN humanitarian sources, the

China is Running Out of Farmland

China is running out of arable farmland and water resources necessary to feed its massive population. The nation has one of the lowest ratios of arable land relative to population, and the situation has been exacerbated as industries consume scarce