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The UN World Food Programme warns “Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) is at an alarming stage in most of the country’s governorates, reaching levels of 25.1 percent in Taiz Lowland and 21.7 in Al Hodeidah.” Only international food aid can save war victims from starvation. (photo credit WFP/Asmaa Waguih)

Yemen: the Forgotten Famine

by William Lambers Huffington Post April 27, 2017

Yemen has been in the news this week after Al Qaeda attacked a military base in the southern part of the country. Both the Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorist groups are operating in Yemen, which has been in chaos from a civil war since last year....

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Opinion: Famine: Where is the Rage?

by Marshall Matz AgriPulse April 23, 2017

"There is more interest in cage free eggs and other nutritional fads than in saving 20 million lives. Why is there no outrage?"...

A woman carries clean water from the donation site in her village across the rice paddy fields to her family’s home on May 1, 2016 in Dala, Burma. (Photo: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

This fundamental global problem touches everything from farming to technology

by Aza Wee Sile CNBC April 23, 2017

From diseases affecting plants and animals to climate change to protectionist trade policies, the threats are diverse and plenty. Meanwhile, the demand for food continues to swell with global population projected to grow by another 2 billion by 2020....

Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar who spend around £25 a week on food (Photo: Daily Mail/What I Eat-Around the World in 80 Diets)

The great global food gap: Families around the world photographed with weekly shopping as they reveal cost ranges from £3.20 to £320

by Daily Mail April 23, 2017

Snapshots of families' weekly shop from countries around the world shows the food gulf between nations....

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Why Food Insecurity ‘Over There’ Matters Right Here

by Ivo Daalder Real Clear Politics April 14, 2017

Op Ed by the former U.S. ambassador to NATO: "As the United States debates the appropriate balance of military, diplomatic, and economic levers at its disposal, the link between global food security and global stability has never been more clear"...

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How is famine declared?

by D,K. The Economist April 5, 2017

The UN relies on technocratic calculations but politics still plays a part....

Foreign Food-Aid for School Kids Among Cuts Proposed for USDA

by Alan Bjerga Bloomberg Politics March 28, 2017

An international school food-aid program backed by former Democratic Senator George McGovern and Republican Senator Bob Dole would end under President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint, with the White House arguing its success isn’t proven. The McGovern-Dole Food for Education program, created ...

An elderly woman displaced by the drought in Somalia at a camp in Baidoa. (Photo: Tyler Hicks/NYT)

Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4

by Jeffrey Gettleman The New York Times March 28, 2017

For the first time since anyone can remember, there is a very real possibility of four famines — in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen — breaking out at once, endangering more than 20 million....

Women carrying food in South Sudan (Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N.’s Famine Appeal Is Billions Shy of Goal

by Somini Sengupta The New York Times March 26, 2017

UN secretary general, António Guterres, warned 20 million people would fall into famine if his aid agencies could not corral $4.4 billion by the end of March. So far, the UNs has received less than a tenth of the ...

Global Food Policy Report 2017

by International Food Policy Research Institute March 26, 2017

This report is a review of major developments in food and nutrition policy around the globe, featuring an in-depth look at the impact of rapid urbanization....

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