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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 such humanitarian crisis....

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. “Daesh run out from houses and side streets and blow t...

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 boxes just to stop hunger,” said Maurico Civiles of...

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."...

A malnourished baby receives treatment at al-Sabaeen hospital in Sana’a. A total of 6.8 million people are in a state of emergency in Yemen, where a food crisis is causing widespread malnutrition. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)

Yemen at ‘point of no return’ as conflict leaves almost 7 million close to famine

by Les Roopanarine, Patrick Wintour, Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Ahmad Algohbary The Guardian March 16, 2017

New figures released by UN indicate 17 million people facing severe food insecurity in Yemen. Full Report: http://www.ipcinfo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ipcinfo/docs/IPC_Yemen_AcuteFI_Situation_March-July2017_ENversion.pdf...

Devganga Sawra, seen here with his wife Sunder and younger son, holds an image of their son Vishwarnam, who died of malnutrition in September. Photograph: Vidhi Doshi/The Guardian
Devganga Sawra, seen here with his wife Sunder and younger son, holds an image of their son Vishwarnam, who died of malnutrition in September. Photograph: Vidhi Doshi/The Guardian

‘We had nothing to give him’: the human cost of malnutrition in Maharashtra

by Vidi Doshi The Guardian January 16, 2017

Two months after his second birthday, Vishwarnam Sawra died in his mother’s arms, one of thousands of young lives lost to malnutrition in the Indian state of Maharashtra after years of drought and withdrawal of state nutrition schemes. The most valuable thing in Devganga Sawra’s hut is a memo...

On 6 May 2016 in Yemen, a baby is screened for malnutrition at the UNICEF- supported Al-Jomhouri Hospital in Sa’ada. Photo: UNICEF/UN026928/Al-Zekri
On 6 May 2016 in Yemen, a baby is screened for malnutrition at the UNICEF- supported Al-Jomhouri Hospital in Sa’ada. Photo: UNICEF/UN026928/Al-Zekri

Threat of famine looms in Yemen

by Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service January 14, 2017

Millions of Yemenis could soon face widespread famine if no action is taken to improve food access through humanitarian or trade means, an early warning system has said. Up to eight million Yemenis are severely food insecure while another 2 million are facing food insecurity at emergency levels, jus...

Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and FAO’s Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific addresses a conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Asia has halved hunger rates in the past quarter century, but because of westernized lifestyles, obesity is skyrocketing and people aren’t getting enough vitamins and minerals, according to a new UN report. (Photo: Dake Kang/AP)

UN says dairy a potential ally in Asian nutrition challenges

by Dake Kang The Associated Press December 27, 2016

In a recent report, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said that even as Asia makes clear strides in taming hunger and famine, the rapidly modernizing continent needs to focus more on diversifying diet, with milk having the potential to help....

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