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Eritrea and North Korea are the world's most censored countries, advocacy group says Rick Gladstone New York Times April 21, 2015

A Yemeni drags a sack away from a truck that was allegedly destroyed by an airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition targeting a wheat convoy. Photo: Abdul-Rahman Hwais/EPA  

A Yemeni drags a sack away from a truck that was allegedly destroyed by an airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition targeting a wheat convoy. Photo: Abdul-Rahman Hwais/EPA  

Fighting in Yemen is creating a humanitarian crisis Hugh Naylor Washington Post April 6, 2015 Photo feature: Yemeni civilians in the crossfire Almigdad Mojalli IRIN News April 6, 2015

Inner Mongolian sheepherders, with alunminum smelter in the background. Photo: Gilles Sabrie/Washington PostI

A few years after the smelter, seen in the background,  opened, herders in the area said that their sheep began falling sick, with jaws so painful that they could not eat. Soon, thousands of their animals had died. When they complained, the government simply arrested five of their leaders and forced the others to resettle in the nearby city of Holingol, demolishing their original homes.  Photo: Gilles Sabrie/Washington Post

In China’s Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders Simon Denyer Washington Post April 7, 2015  Chinese riot police crush grasslands protest over chemical pollution Simon Denyer Washington Post April 6, 2015 See HN special report Environment and hunger

A worker holds onions grown on a plot of land sought by India's state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation. Photo: Enrico Fabian/Washington Post

A worker holds onions grown on a plot of land sought by India's state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation.  It hasn't been able to acquire the land because the owners won't sell.  Dhaneshwar Prasad, a farmer whose land is sought, said "Why wouuld I sell this land to the government? This land gives me a life of dignity." Photo: Enrico Fabian/Washington Post

In rural India, farmers will not sell their land for others to develop, so Indian government wants to force them to sell  Rama Lakshmi Washington Post April 6, 2015

In this March 3, 2015 photo, a Pakistani villager builds a toilet in Thatta district. Photo: Associated Press

In this March 3, 2015 photo, a Pakistani villager builds a toilet in Thatta district. Photo: Associated Press

UNICEF warns lack of toilets in Pakistan tied to stunting  Associated Press March 30, 2015

A fisherman holds his catch near the shores of a seaside village outside of Karachi.  Photo: Max Becherer/Polaris Images for The Washington Post

A fisherman holds his catch near the shores of a seaside village outside of Karachi. Fishermen of the village say they are getting sicker and the fish are dying off. Photo: Max Becherer/Polaris Images for The Washington Post

On the shores of the Arabian Sea, pollution erodes a way of life Tim Craig Washington Post March 15, 2015 See HN special report Environment and hunger

Syria: Four years on, an unimaginable toll IRIN News March 12, 2015
Alienation and violence: Impact of Syria crisis report 2014
 ReleifWeb March 10, 2015 Access full report 
UN has failed Syria: NGOs
Joe Dyke IRIN News March 12, 2015

Climate change probably worsened the drought that preceded Syria's uprising, a new study suggests. Here, a refugee camp is seen in Syria near the Turkish border town of Cilvegozu. Photo: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press)

Climate change probably worsened the drought that caused severe crop failure  that preceded Syria's uprising, a new study suggests. Here, a refugee camp is seen in Syria near the Turkish border town of Cilvegozu. Photo: Gregorio Borgia / Associated Press

Is Syria conflict a case study for climate change and hunger-related conflict? Geoffrey Mohan Los Angeles Times March 4, 2015  See full report See HN special report Environment and hunger

Poor state of India's food subsidies Manu Joseph New York Times  March 4, 2014 Also see Hunger Notes special report Food as a Human Right

Hungry for justice: Social mobilization on the right to food in India Shareen Hertel Development and Change December 2014  Also see Hunger Notes special report Food as a Human Right

Mothers and newborns at a hospital in Gurgaon, India. A greater percentage of Indian mothers are underweight than are mothers in far poorer countries. Photo: Kuni Takahashi for The New York Times

Mothers and newborns at a hospital in Gurgaon, India. A greater percentage of Indian mothers are underweight than are mothers in far poorer countries. Photo: Kuni Takahashi for The New York Times

Study says pregnant women in India are dangerously underweight Gardiner Harris New York Times March 3, 2015

UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet Maria Cheng  Associated Press/Myway March 4, 2015  

Death by chocolate: the sugar-fueled diabetes surge in South Asia Gerald Denis The Guardian March 2, 2015

Refugee tent in Iraq. Photo: Cathy Otten/IRIN

More than 2.2 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes since January 2014. Photo: Cathy Otten/IRIN

Emergency aid projects in Iraq face closure due to funding shortfall IRIN News February 18, 2015

Building in the city of Hefei next to surrounding fields – as China’s urbanisation continues at breakneck speed, will its agrarian resources be hit? Photograph: AFP/Getty Image

Building in the city of Hefei next to surrounding fields – as China’s urbanisation continues at breakneck speed, will its agrarian resources be hit? Photograph: AFP/Getty Image

China's urban sprawl raises key question: can it feed its people? Plans for air hub twice the size of Heathrow will destroy hundreds of farms near Beijing as observers warn unchecked urbanisation will affect food production Jonathan Kaiman The Guardian February 15, 2015

Former movie star Jayalalitha Jayaram, pictured in graffiti, was convicted on corruption charges and forced to step down. Photo Annie Gowen/Washington Post

Former movie star Jayalalitha Jayaram, pictured in graffiti, was convicted on corruption charges and forced to step down. She continues to run the government even though she has not left her house since she was released on bail in October. Photo: Annie Gowen/The Washington Post

Ex movie star and convicted politician still running her Indian state Annie Gowen Washington Post February 16, 2015   See HN special report Harmful economic systems: Obtaining income

Picture of man standing in an unfinished apartment. Photo: Graham Crouch for The New York Times

Neeraj Jagga bought this apartment in a 4,000-unit complex near New Delhi but said construction had barely progressed in three years. The developer, Kabul Chawla, has been the subject of numerous consumer complaints. Photo: Graham Crouch/ New York Times

Amid complaints in India, a real estate deal in Manhattan Stephanie Stall and Louise Story New York Times February 9, 2015 See more in this series Towers of secrecy: Streams of wealth flow to elite New York real estate  See HN special report Harmful economic systems: Obtaining income

Children play on a slide in Taoranting Park in Beijing on Jan. 23.  Photo: Wu Hong/European Pressphoto Agency

Children play on a slide in Taoranting Park in Beijing on Jan. 23.  Photo: Wu Hong/European Pressphoto Agency

‘One is enough’: Chinese families lukewarm over easing of one-child policy Simon Denyer Washington Post January 25, 2015

Three children on burros in the Tharparker region of Pakistan. Photo: Irfan Ahmed/IPS

Children are bearing the brunt of the drought in Tharparkar, often the first to fall victim to diarrhoea and pneumonia brought on by malnutrition. Photo: Irfan Ahmed/IPS

Children starving to death in Pakistan’s drought-struck Tharparkar District Irfan Ahmed Inter Press Service January 3, 2015

A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Shai Venkatraman/IPS

A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The village has witnessed major violence against those who have tried to leave the profession of ‘manual scavenging’. Photo: Shai Venkatraman/IPS

India’s ‘manual scavengers’ rise up against caste discrimination Shai Venkatraman Inter Press Service January 6, 2015 See HN special report Harmful economic systems: Restricting entry

WTO seeks efforts for permanent deal on food security   Asit Ranjan Mishra Live Mint November 22, 2014 US-India agreement on stockpiles of food revives a trade deal Neha Thirani Bagri New York Times November 13, 2014  See Hunger Notes special report Trade and Hunger

 

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