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War of words over DR Congo's humanitarian crisis as children die

Kananga - A war of words has broken out between the United Nations and the DR Congo government which is shunning a donor conference in Geneva to raise $1.7 billion to tackle a humanitarian crisis that Kinshasa says has been vastly exaggerated by aid workers.

Hunger, contraception key concerns in Burkina: Melinda Gates

Ouagadougou - While widespread malnutrition remains the biggest child killer in Burkina Faso, mothers' tasks are made all the more arduous by a chronic lack of access to contraception, Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire philanthropist Bill, told AFP in Ouagadougou t...

1,100 children suffering malnutrition in Syria's Ghouta: UNICEF

Birut - More than 1,100 children are suffering from acute malnutrition in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside the Syrian capital, the UN's children's fund UNICEF told AFP on Monday.

Starving to death: Boko Haram's food crisis in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Doctors crowded around Abdullahi. One squeezed a drip and another prepared a plastic syringe. The young boy didn't move. Only the shallow rise and fall of his chest indicated he was still alive.

As population soars, India battles to tame malnutrition

Darbhanga - As another dangerously underweight toddler balances precariously on his set of scales, Dr Om Prakash knows he has to move fast to avert tragedy.

Review: AIDS ‘Denialism’ videos on YouTube

Everybody knows AIDS is caused by the HIV virus, right? Some people think not. Some even think HIV does not exist. But they're all cranks. Aren't they?

Mother of nine faces felony child abuse charges today

Santa Ana - A 35-year-old Santa Ana woman is facing three counts of felony child abuse after abandoning her daughter at a hospital this past June.

India's fight against hunger, malnutrition gathers youth power Special

In villages across the conflict zone of Chhattisgarh, India, young men and women from the most underdeveloped communities are leading a silent movement against malnourishment and hunger

People worldwide living 'longer but sicker'

London - Nearly everywhere around the world people are living longer, but are coping with higher levels of sickness, according to the largest study ever conducted on the global burden of disease.

Op-Ed: AIDS, Africa and Duesberg Special

Oakland - University of California researcher Peter Duesberg has been denounced as a denialist, a crank and worse because of his belief that HIV does not cause AIDS. But what if he is right?

Doctor charged in Ohio teen's malnutrition death

Dayton - Dr Margaret Edwards has been charged with failing to report neglect or abuse in the death of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy, and weighed only 28 pounds when she died in Southwest Ohio, The AP reports.

Nigeria: Rights group petitions court over poverty, malnutrition

Abuja - A recent study carried out on behalf of a UK charity organization shows that Nigeria ranks along with India, Bangladesh, Peru and Pakistan as countries where half of the world's most malnourished children live.

Chronic malnutrition puts almost half a billion children at risk

Westport - Chronic malnutrition, a deadly and widespread crisis largely overlooked in the face of food scarcity, currently impacts one in four children across the globe and places almost half a billion children at risk of permanent damage within the next 15 years.

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.

Rich nations sending 'substandard' food to poor countries

Rich nations such as the United States of offloading food it would not feed its own children to poorer countries as food aid, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said.

Snail pie is tastier, more nutritious than beef

Malnutrition and iron deficiency among schoolchildren in developing countries could be reduced by serving up generous portions of delicious, bargain-priced snail pie and other handy beef alternatives.

Tea workers in India still suffer with low pay & poor conditions

Next time you're settling in for a nice hot cuppa', you may not want to think about this story. It might turn your cozy tea experience into a bit of a fright.

Hunger and obesity becoming epidemics worldwide

According to UNICEF, approximately 200 million children suffer from stunted growth due to hunger - but rich nations are struggling with the epidemic of obesity.

Chewing gum developed to help fight Vitamin A deficiency

Private companies want to edge into the market of providing nutrients to the world's hungry, and fortifying chewing gum with micronutrients is seen as one way to get a foothold on a huge market.

India's Shame: Children Starving to Death

Their skin is taunt, bones visible. They are 46% of the children living in India. Starving in a country that is seeing an economy boom. UNICEF is now getting their plight out in the open. Hopefully it will spark a reversal of these young ones fate.

The Peanut Butter Project

In the small country of Malawi, malnutrition is rampant.

Iraq: malnutrition among children under five years old

An increasing number of children in Iraq are suffering from malnutrition.

One in 20 'Latinos' goes hungry in the US

One in 20 'Latinos' in the US regularly goes hungry and as many as one in five does not have proper access to nutritious food, a US report says.
 

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Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan  Somalia  Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion – UN.
Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion – UN.
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Young women in Sindurimeta village of central India fry grains to make the cereal that will be later...
Young women in Sindurimeta village of central India fry grains to make the cereal that will be later distributed to young children and lactating mothers for better nutrition.

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