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UN: World security at risk unless food production is increased

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) issued a stern warning to the world on Monday, saying food production must be increased a staggering 60 percent by mid-century to avoid mass starvation, social unrest and terrorism.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Irish potato famine pathogen identified

London - Scientists have used plant samples collected in the mid-19th Century to identify the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. The fungus is different to the known types of fungi of today.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

North Korean parents eat their children as famine worsens

Pyongyang - Reports say a North Korean man has been executed after he killed his two children for food. He was reportedly put to death by firing squad after officials discovered he ate his children in the 2012 famine in which thousands of North Koreans died.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 9 comments

North Koreans shorter than South Koreans due to famine, poor diet

Pyongyang - A new study has shown that North Koreans are on average three inches shorter than South Koreans. The study attributes the observation to stunted growth from years of famine and poor diet.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Somalia famine spreads, 750,000 face ‘imminent starvation’

The UN agricultural agency on Monday said famine conditions have spread to a sixth area in Somalia and the growing food crisis in the Horn of Africa could put another 750,000 people at risk of “imminent starvation” within the next four months.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 4 comments

Somali-Canadians set prioritized famine response plan Special

Toronto - Concerned Somali-Canadians in Toronto converged at the Alliance Neighbourhood Services on Jane Street on the evening of August 17th for a community consultation meeting to map out an effective response plan for the ongoing famine in Somalia.
Digital Journal Report by Farid Omar - 1 comment

World wide focus on Somalia's plight only way to make a change

As the crisis in Somalia worsens more nations are sending government officials to see for themselves the need. What they are seeing with their own eyes tears at their hearts knowing that the children they touch most likely will not survive the ordeal.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

New Documentary Film Highlights the Plight of Somali Refugees Special

Toronto - Somali-led initiatives to raise greater awareness on the plight of Somali refugees took to the silver screen in Toronto and other western capitals with the recent screening of the acclaimed documentary, "Dadaab: Get There or Die Trying".
Digital Journal Report by Farid Omar

Heavy rains further hamper Somalia's famine crisis

Thousands of displaced Somalis fleeing drought and famine are now dealing with heavy rain and flooding which have left their make shift tents demolished.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

UN calls emergency meeting: 11 million face famine in Somalia

Mogadishu - The UN has called an emergency meeting to address the developing humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa as an estimated 11 million people face famine in strife-torn Somalia.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo
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