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UN chief Antonio Guterres said he had one simple message: “if you don't feed people, you feed conflict.”(Reuters)

UN appeals for USD 5.5 billion to avert famine for 34 million people

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:59 PM IST
UN chief Antonio Guterres said that more than 88 million people were suffering from “acute hunger” at the end of 2020 due to conflict and instability -- a 20 percent increase in one year -- and “projections for 2021 point to a continuation of this frightening trend.”
Ahmadiya Juaidi, 13, drinks a supplemental nutrition shake at malnutrition treatment ward of al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen February 24, 2021. (REUTERS)
Ahmadiya Juaidi, 13, drinks a supplemental nutrition shake at malnutrition treatment ward of al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen February 24, 2021. (REUTERS)

16 million Yemenis going hungry, 5 million on the brink of famine: UN aid chief

Reuters | , New York
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 03:08 PM IST
United Nations hopes to raise some $3.85 billion at a virtual pledging event to avert what Lowcock says would be a large-scale "man-made" famine, the worst the world will have seen for decades.
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, a woman holds a malnourished boy at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen. A leading aid organization on Monday warned that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's move to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” would deal another “devastating blow" to the impoverished and war-torn nation. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, a woman holds a malnourished boy at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen. A leading aid organization on Monday warned that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's move to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” would deal another “devastating blow" to the impoverished and war-torn nation. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)(AP)

Aid groups, Yemenis fear more misery with US designation of Houthis

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 08:44 PM IST
The secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, told Reuters, "Pompeo must detail how the US government will not bring fuel to an already burning crisis by making our aid difficult and dangerous," adding that four in five Yemeni need some form of humanitarian assistance.
India is the world’s largest user of groundwater extracting 250 cubic kilometres every year – more than one-fourth of the world total.(UDAY DEOLEKAR)
India is the world’s largest user of groundwater extracting 250 cubic kilometres every year – more than one-fourth of the world total.(UDAY DEOLEKAR)

Worst droughts, famines in India due to lack of moisture, says study

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 11:15 PM IST
Previous attempts to study 18th and 19th century droughts have been limited to meteorological droughts caused by failure of rains.
(Photto: Twitter/@lesherb)
(Photto: Twitter/@lesherb)

7-year-old Yemen girl who turned World’s eyes to famine is dead

The New York Times | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 10:33 PM IST
The Navajo tribe is facing the problem of over-population of feral horses.(HT/Photo for representation)
The Navajo tribe is facing the problem of over-population of feral horses.(HT/Photo for representation)

Nearly 200 dead horses found in Arizona due to drought and famine

Indo Asian News Service, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 11:03 AM IST
Native American leaders said the animals were searching for water to stay alive and in the process, burrowed themselves into the mud and couldn’t escape because they were weak.
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