UN warns of threat of mass famine in 20 countries

Two dozen countries in the world are on the verge of mass starvation, reports the “Glavkom” with reference to UN data. Conflict, economic hardship, extreme weather conditions and the coronavirus pandemic are limiting access to food for hundreds of thousands of people. Instability in the world is growing, countries are threatened ...

More terrible than coronavirus: starvation threatens millions of people in the poorest countries

Economic decline, deteriorating health care, increasing domestic violence - the coronavirus pandemic is multiplying a number of other important problems in the world. As the harvest season approaches, experts point to a new threat - mass famine in Africa and Asia, writes Voice of America. In 2020 ...

Not only coronavirus: in 2020 cruel natural disasters await the world

The pandemic did not come alone. Following the coronavirus, 2020 promises fires, floods, crop failures and a biblical plague of locusts for a warming planet. Natural disasters threaten hunger for poor countries and serious problems for Europe and the United States, meteorologists and international organizations warn. World Ocean…

Scientists: because of the pandemic, the number of hungry people in the world may double

In 2020, 265 million people may find themselves in a situation of acute food shortages, writes Voice of America. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of hungry people in the world could double, warns the World Food Crisis Network. As reported in published 000 ...

In Florida, vegan parents starved their baby

A Cape Coral, Florila vegan family starved their 18-month-old son to death. Children in this family eat only raw fruits and vegetables, writes New-Press. Police say the baby, who died on September 27, weighed only 17 pounds (7,7 kg). His diet consisted of ...

During the two world wars, the United States saved millions of people from starvation.

During the First World War, which claimed the lives of millions of soldiers, millions of civilians starved. The threat of starvation persisted long after the cessation of hostilities. The situation could have been even more serious if not for the efforts of Herbert Hoover, who later became ...

Homeless figured out how to rid the world of hunger, and is working on it

Briton Adam Smith, a former homeless man, claims to have found a way to tackle global hunger and feed all who are undernourished. At the same time, as he says, his idea does not require additional food production, writes the BBC. The problem of his hunger ...

Kiev woman locked two children in an apartment on 9 days without food

A 20-year-old woman named Vlada, who moved to Kiev from Nikolaev a year ago, locked up a boy Daniel at the age of 1 year and 11 months and a girl Anya at the age of 2 years and 10 months in the apartment. Children with whom she is so ...

UN: 1,5 million Ukrainians on the verge of starvation

Two years of conflict in eastern Ukraine have left 1,5 million Ukrainians at risk of starvation. Of these, 300 thousand people are experiencing an acute food shortage and are in urgent need of assistance. This was reported by representatives of the World Food Program (WFP), which ...

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