The report's editor Cindy Holleman says the increasing variation in temperature; intense, erratic rainfall and changing seasons are all affecting the availability and quality of food.
Global Hunger Levels Rise for Third Year Running - UN
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 11 September 2018
World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a global goal to end the scourge… Read more »
World Hunger On the Rise for a Third Year
Deutsche Welle, 11 September 2018
Hunger levels have been rising for three years in a row, states a new report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. In 2017, Africa and South America saw the highest… Read more »
Ten Things to Know About World Hunger
Globally 821 million people, or one in nine, do not have enough food to eat Read more »
Six boys tuck into a bowl of food as Ramatou sips water from a cup in Mbile Refugee Camp, CAR.
As Four Countries Face Famine, World 'Must Step Up Now' - UN
UN, 6 September 2018
With famine looming in four countries, the United Nations-backed Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stressed today the need to rally support for both immediate relief to people… Read more »
New Drought Insurance Plan for Senegal Will Free Up Aid, Save Lives, Charities Say
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 30 August 2018
A new drought insurance policy for Senegal will be a "game-changer" that allows aid agencies to save lives by responding more quickly to crises, charities said on Thursday. Read more »
How Accurate Information About the Weather Is Yielding Resilience for Zambia's Smallholders
IPS, 30 August 2018
Just having better information about when and for how long it will rain is proving the difference between success and failure among smallholder farmers in southern Zambia.… Read more »
Eco-farming techniques could deliver nutritious, environmentally friendly food for a growing world, increase farmers' earnings and make farms more resilient to climate change, ... Read more »
Years of violence and unrest in the country have displaced more than 4.5 million people, creating widespread poverty and hunger. The UN has said that over two million children are ... Read more »
Hunger, fuelled by a protracted civil war and a failed economy, has pushed children like 12-year-old Malit into labour or life on the streets, according to a report by the UN. Read more »
A better understanding of the new zones created by climate change would have prepared farmers to adequately cope with the prolonged dry spells - or its opposite, flooding and water ... Read more »
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