Somalia faces its “worst humanitarian crisis since civil war began in the country 18 years ago, with half of the countryâ€™s population in need of emergency aid,” the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit, a U.N. agency, said in a report released Monday, Bloomberg reports.
Food Security and Nutrition
“More Mexicans are going hungry because of a severe recession that threatens to increase malnutrition and reduce gains in the fight against poverty since the mid-1990s,” Reuters reports in a story examining hunger in Mexico.
The ANI24/Times of India examines the results of a recent study that found smokers in rural Indonesia tend to compromise their family food budgets in order to support their habit.
Kenyan Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday that the country’s government allocated $118.1 million to buy additional food imports because up to 10 million people are at risk of “severe hunger” due to drought, Bloomberg reports.
WFP Says More Than 1M Kenyans Need Food Aid Due To Drought; India Increases Food Distribution To Deal With Drought
More than 1 million Kenyans living in prolonged drought conditions are not getting the food aid they need, Gabrielle Menezes, a spokeswoman for the U.N.’s World Food Program (WFP),Â said recently,Â the Associated PressÂ reports. She said WFPÂ already provides emergency food aid toÂ about 2.5 million people in Kenya, but another 1.3 million still…
To avert “chronic food shortages and social unrest,” Asia must improve its irrigation and farming processes, according to a study, issued by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Agence France-Presse reports.
The government of Kenya on Wednesday announced a $314 million plan to “tackle a drought which has hit food crop-growing regions, reduced hydro-electricity production and led to widespread water shortages,” Bloomberg reports.
UNICEF on Tuesday issued an urgent appeal for $1.5 million to provide thousands of acutely malnourished children in the Central African Republic (CAR) with “life-saving therapeutic foods, drugs and other supplies” over the next six months, VOA News reports.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo said the U.S. is “very concerned about civilian casualties, both deaths and rapes, and other injuries from the military action” in the country, Reuters reports (Pleming, 8/11).
Clinton Signs New $10M Agreement On HIV/AIDS With Angola, Says U.S. ‘Stands Ready’ To Work With South Africa On HIV/AIDS
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed a new agreement with Angola aimed at controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS, the Associated Press reports.