‘Eat less’: North Korea pressures its citizens as food crisis escalates

China 10/28/21, 16:18

Hunger and malnutrition have been a constant since communism took power in North Korea. But the situation has reportedly worsened considerably after an uncontrolled rise in prices. Under this scenario, leaders are pressuring their citizens to "reduce the amount of food they eat" at least until 2025, when they expect ...

Charity says Yemenis face ‘double threat’ of cold, hunger

World 12/19/18, 06:13

More than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the "double threat" of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in, an aid group said Wednesday.Oxfam said some 530,000 displaced people are in mountainous areas, many living in makeshift shelters with no insulation or weatherproofing."Freezing temperatures could be ...

UN envoy: Warring parties in Yemen agree to meet in Sweden

U.S. 11/16/18, 18:53

The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Friday the country's internationally recognized government and rival Houthi Shiite rebels have agreed to attend talks aimed at ending their three-year war, which has created the globe's worst humanitarian crisis by pushing the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.Martin Griffiths told ...

UN agency urges open access for aid to Yemen

World 11/03/18, 09:27

The regional chief of the U.N. children's agency said Saturday that Yemeni authorities are making it difficult to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid and warned that impeding relief efforts could plunge the country into famine.Geert Cappelaere told The Associated Press in an interview from Yemen that recent U.S. calls for a ...

UN chief urges Yemen combatants to seize momentum for peace

World 11/02/18, 16:27

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Yemen's warring parties on Friday to seize the momentum for peace and avert what could be the world's worst famine in decades. The U.N. chief's appeal came days after the Trump administration demanded a cease-fire and the launch of U.N.-led political talks to end the war ...

UN humanitarian chief says danger of ‘big famine’ in Yemen

World 10/23/18, 13:50

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that "there is a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen."Mark Lowcock told the Security Council that this famine would be "much bigger than anything any professional in this field has seen during their working lives."He said "the ...

Key battle in Yemen’s war risks tipping country into famine

World 10/04/18, 02:30

With American backing, the United Arab Emirates has resumed an all-out offensive aimed at capturing Yemen's most vital port, Hodeida, where Shiite rebels are digging in to fight to the last man. Thousands of civilians are caught in the middle, trapped by minefields and barrages of mortars and airstrikes.In this ...

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