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The world’s clogged refugee system

by Jonathan Vit IRIN News January 4, 2016

"At a global level, extreme poverty is mainly concentrated in rural areas. This is particularly true in Africa, where the increasing number of conflicts is intensifying the effects of rural poverty." Angolan farmer. Photo: © Louise Redvers/IPS...

Military conflicts threaten to undermine battle against rural poverty

by Thalif Deen Inter Press Service January 1, 2016

At a global level, extreme poverty is mainly concentrated in rural areas. This is particularly true in Africa, where the increasing number of conflicts is intensifying the effects of rural poverty." Angolan farmer. Credit: Louise Redvers/IPS...

The most unconventional weapon in Syria: Wheat

by Annia Ciezadlo Washington Post December 19, 2015

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Central African Republic refugees at the Timangolo site in Cameroon, including mothers and young children, queue for food. Photo: ©UNHCR/Cameroon.Tijerina

60 million people have been forced to flee war

by UNHCR December 18, 2015

GENEVA, Dec 18 (UNHCR) – With almost a million people having crossed the Mediterranean as refugees and migrants so far this year, and conflicts in Syria and elsewhere continuing to generate staggering levels of human suffering, 2015 is likely to exceed all previous records for global forced displa...

Lack of food means Syrian children face ‘irreversible’ health issues, says U.N. The U.N.’s World Food Program warns that funding problem...

by Harriet Grant The Guardian December 14, 2015

Syrian children across the Middle East are facing “irreversible” health problems caused by severe food shortages, as the World Food Programme (WFP) continues to struggle to meet the needs of even the most vulnerable refugees....

Delegates at climate talks focus on saving the world’s forests

by Justin Gillis New York Times December 10, 2015

LE BOURGET, France — The climate deal being negotiated here is meant to begin a transformation of the world’s energy systems, but it has another goal that has received far less attention: a sweeping effort to save the world’s forests....

Bye, bye bananas

by Roberto A. Ferdman Washington Post December 4, 2015

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USDA report warns climate change likely to impede progress on global food security

by security USDA December 2, 2015

PARIS, Dec. 2, 2015 — Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to a major scientific assessment released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on global food security and its implications for the United S...

Earth has lost a third of arable land in past 40 years, scientists say. Experts point to damage caused by erosion and pollution, raising major concern...

by Oliver Milman The Guardian December 2, 2015

The world has lost a third of its arable land due to erosion or pollution in the past 40 years, with potentially disastrous consequences as global demand for food soars, scientists have warned. ...

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