Aid agencies on Tuesday “appealed for better access” to “tens of thousands” of people in Yemen who have been displaced by violence and are facing “a high risk of outbreaks of malaria and diarrhoeal diseases among the already malnourished population,” Reuters reports.
Food Security and Nutrition
“The U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) appealed on Tuesday for more than $230 million to provide emergency food aid over the next six months for 3.8 million Kenyans affected by deepening drought and high food prices,” Reuters reports.
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“If climate change and population growth progress at their current pace, in roughly 50 years farming as we know it will no longer exist,” which means that the “majority of people could soon be without enough food or water,” Dickson Despommier, a professor of public health at Columbia University, warns in a New York Times opinion piece.
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.
“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.
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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.