Food commodity price rises mirror global energy price rises. Prices for edible oil as well as grains are rising as a result of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Basic commodities well as fertilizers continue to rise globally as the conflict continues.
Alex de Waal, well known author on humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, explains why and how the current famine in Tigray region in Ethiopia has occurred.
The on-going conflict in Tigray region has put 4.5 million people in the Ethiopian region of Tigray in need of emergency food aid.
In Celebration of World Peace Day on 21 September, David Beasley, World Food Programme’s Executive Director stated that “We cannot end hunger until we end conflict”.
A new report finds nearly half of all people in the Central African Republic are suffering acute food shortages. The latest assessment by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, a joint effort by eight U.N. and International non-governmental organizations, finds more than 1.8 million people in C.A.R. are facing an emergency food crisis.
Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger
Eclipsed by the media coverage of Darfur and South Sudan, a little-known rebellion lingers in the southeastern corner of Sudan. The roots of the conflict are long and winding, but for the civilians caught in the midst of Blue Nile’s insurgency the effects are immediately real.