Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Topic: Famine

2.5 million people in Sudan could starve to death by September, alerts new report

A chilling new report from the Clingendael Institute, a Dutch think tank, projects that around 2.5 million people in Sudan could die from hunger and related causes by September 2024 if the current crisis persists unabated.

UN warns 345 million people face starvation worldwide

As risks of conflict-induced famine and widespread food insecurity continue to rise, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator urged the Security Council on Thursday to address the interlinked crises, and work towards establishing lasting peace in affected regions.

45 million worldwide knocking at famine’s door, WFP warns

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Monday that the number of people teetering on the edge of famine in 43 countries, has risen to 45 million - up by three million this year - as acute hunger spikes around the world.

Economic repercussions of COVID: 23 ‘hunger hotspot nations’ facing food insecurity

Of grave concern are 23 ‘hunger hotspots’ which over the next four months are expected to face an acute level of food insecurity due to the combined economic repercussions of COVID-19, the climate crisis, and fighting.

UN agencies call for urgent action to avert famine risk in 20 ‘hunger hotspots’

Famine is already on the doorstep of millions of families in 20 countries, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday in a report that calls for urgent action to avert rising hunger due to factors such as conflict, climate extremes and the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Famine not seen in 40 years,’ UN warns Pompeo decision

Top officials at the United Nations on Thursday urged U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reverse his plan to designate the Houthis in Yemen as a foreign terrorist organization, warning that if the Trump administration's policy goes into effect, it would push the nation into a "catastrophic" famine—worse than any seen in the past four decades—that could leave hundreds of thousands or even millions of innocent people dead.