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3 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

UN warns its food aid program in NKorea at risk

The World Food Program may have to shut down its operations in North Korea by early next year unless it gets more funding from international donors by this fall, the U.N. agency's director for Asia said Friday.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Associated Press, Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Pickin' and grinnin' at a Chesapeake Bay crab shack

This most pleasant summer is lazily shuffling toward its traditional finish line, and nearing another flip of the calendar pages I realized time was running out for my customary fix.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Natural Disasters, Seafood, Mill Creek, PA, Opinion

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

N.Y. Historical Society recalls a century of JDC humanitarian work

The 20th century witnessed humanitarian crises in all corners of the world. Persecuted, exiled and deprived of their belongings, Jews in various communities suffered untold atrocities and often had no escape.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Natural Disasters

South Sudan: War Veterans Planting for Peace

Along the fertile banks of sub-Saharan Africa's White Nile, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile River, a war veteran's co-op is planting for a food secure future in South Sudan, a country potentially facing famine.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, Life, Veteran Affairs, Natural Disasters, Home Gardening, Home


Zimbabwean grain millers suing government

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe is suing the government for setting grain and soy purchase prices, noting that the policy will cause famine, Bloomberg news agency reported on Aug. 18. The GMAZ and Zimbabwe's Oil Seed Traders' Association filed a joint constitutional application in the country's courts Aug. 15 challenging the government's ... (more)


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

Agri Marketing

Op-Ed By Monsanto's Fraley: Feed The World With Organic and Gmo

ED BY MONSANTO'S FRALEY: FEED THE WORLD WITH ORGANIC AND GMO Aug. 21, 2014 By Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto As it appeared in Corn & Soybean Digest : As anyone who follows food and agriculture issues knows, much of the public discourse - particularly around genetically modified organisms - is highly ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, University of Minnesota, Natural Disasters

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Irish Famines, Politics, and Climate History

The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.


Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Natural Disasters, Weather, Drought, Agriculture

Project Syndicate

Good Crop, Bad Crop

Kenya's ban on imports of genetically modified crops reflects a troubling trend in a country traditionally seen as an agricultural innovator.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters, Opinion

In-depth Africa

Ethiopia: Land Grab and the False Promise of Food Security

One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country's fertile land to foreign agribusinesses.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Natural Disasters

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sunday Herald

Inside Track: The criteria necessary to constitute a famine

For those unfamiliar with its significance, it's a day designated to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe and the dangers faced by those aid workers who try to help others.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Africa, South Sudan, World News, Opinion

BBC News

How would 'Yes' vote affect Northern Ireland?

Scotland and Northern Ireland have a long history of cultural ties and economic links.


Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Down County, Northern Ireland, Natural Disasters, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Antrim County, Northern Ireland

In-depth Africa

The Real "Dirty Wars" in the Horn of Africa

By Thomas Mountain, WHEN award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill landed at Mogadishu's International Airport in the summer of 2011 Somalia was in the midst of its worst drought and famine in 60 years.


Related Topix: Journalism, Somalia, World News, Africa, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought


World Humanitarian Day

We pay tribute today to the world's humanitarians those unsung heroes who, despite the risks, work to save lives on the front lines of conflict and help victims of natural disasters pick up the pieces and rebuild their communities.


Related Topix: Africa, South Sudan, World News, Natural Disasters

New York Daily News

Ebola death toll tops 1,200 in West Africa

Liberia has recorded the most new fatalities of the virus, which has a death rate of as much as 90%.


Related Topix: Liberia, Africa, World News, Natural Disasters


Providing Humanitarian Assistance During Unprecedented Times

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to commemorate the fallen relief workers who died in the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, as well as the thousands of others who have given their lives to help those in need.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Africa, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Natural Disasters

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Insight News

Somalia President Mohamud visit draws protest

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been battling mounting political and social challenges in a country engulfed by decades of war, anarchy, and famine.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, St. Cloud, MN

Campus Bread

Hunger in the News: Military Families and Hunger, MDG Momentum, Famine

" More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries ," by Pam Fessler, NPR Morning Edition .


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science

Mail & Guardian

People of South Sudan need a chance to grow their peace

The populace have to be involved in constructing a transitional government, but they are caught in a crossfire, and they are starving.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Natural Disasters

Grist Magazine

Is producing more food to feed the world beside the point?

Imagine you are a small farmer in a poor country, growing corn and a small mix of other crops to support your family.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Kenya: Hunger Kills Nine in Samburu County

Pamela Marumbe A mother of four children and a widow in Turkana Central Ngare mare location and her young child also experienced starvaion due to the on going drought in the northern part of Kenya Photo/Enos Teche Pangs of hunger in Samburu county has left scores dead and several others in critical condition following the ongoing drought in the ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought