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Photo: Fisheries are now an important component of the Myanmar diet and crucial in tackling malnutrition. [Phoe Wa/The Myanmar Times]

Fisheries crucial for food security in Myanmar

by Thompson Chau Myanmar Times November 22, 2017

Fisheries are vital to reduce the malnutrition rate and improve food security in Myanmar....

A Rohingya refugee girl cries as children push each other while standing in line to collect food in the Palongkhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (Photo: Reuters via VOA)

40,000 Rohingya Children Face Malnutrition, Need Life-Saving Aid

by Voice of America November 19, 2017

A recent survey conducted by humanitarian agencies in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh found that 40,000 Rohingya children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years require life-saving assistance and more than $12 million is needed to respond to...

A basket of fish is pictured at the Sassoon Dock fishing jetty in Mumbai (Photo: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Is It So Hard To Solve The Hunger Problem In India?

by Forbes November 13, 2017

This blog looks at the question: Why did India rank in the 100th position in the Global Hunger Index 2017?...

Girl waits for medical attention in Mosul on Monday. Credit Felipe Dana/Associated Press

Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul

by Tom Westcott July 6, 2017 IRIN NEWS July 6, 2017

Conflict can contribute to hunger and starvation. It is happening in Mosul, Iraq. “Don’t open the door under any circumstances,” shouts Iraqi special forces soldier Salem, as his Humvee climbs over the wreckage of Mosul’s Old City. “Dae...

Marawi Camp

Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation

by Dennis Jay Santos IRIN NEWS 19 June 2017 June 20, 2017

Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation after four weeks of fighting between the army and Islamist militants. “They have been saying that they are already starting to eat cardboard box...

Yemen spiraling toward ‘total collapse’ as world watches, UN warns

by Euan McKirdy CNN May 31, 2017

Blaming the "inability or indifference" of the international community, the United Nations' humanitarian chief warned that Yemen is spiraling toward "total social, economic and institutional collapse."...