The ongoing humanitarian crisis raises serious questions about future food and water security in the Horn of Africa.
About 7.7 million Somalis need emergency aid right now.
Countries have used starvation as a war strategy for centuries, historically without being prosecuted. Three experts on hunger and humanitarian relief call for holding perpetrators accountable.
Ukraine is facing a struggle for survival. Its population could fall to 30 million by the time the war ends, with cities destroyed, crops expropriated and thousands already killed and wounded.
Ukraine is one of the world’s breadbaskets, but exports have been blockaded by Russia. Despite grave potential consequences in famine-prone countries, international law is largely silent.
Grain and fertilizer shortages, higher shipping costs and a strong dollar are all pushing food prices up and increasing hunger in dozens of vulnerable countries.
Environmental catastrophe, war, a worldwide pandemic. What does this mean for feeding the world today and in the future?
There are a few warning signs that genocide is happening. In the Russian war on Ukraine, all of those are present.
Rising food prices points to famine later this year in Ukraine and elsewhere – here’s what we can learn from the past.
Food, fuel and fertiliser prices were rising fast even before war broke out. We need to act now to avoid a humanitarian crisis.
Those placing their faith in sanctions to turn Russians against the war in Ukraine know little about the country, its history and people, write two scholars who have studied Russian culture.
Russia sent troops to two Moscow-allied breakaway regions in Ukraine, after President Vladimir Putin recognized the regions’ independence. Five stories provide background to the growing conflict.
L'attrait de la sécheresse comme explication de la faim est qu'elle supprime toute culpabilité aux décideurs politiques.
Food security has six dimensions: availability, access, stability, utilisation, agency and sustainability.
Ukraine was once known as the breadbasket of Europe, yet it suffered a devastating famine as a result of collectivist plans. That and other Soviet-era grievances have bred resentment toward Russia.
Kim Jong Un has followed his father and grandfather in ruling by fear. The coronavirus pandemic has made North Korea ever more isolated, while expanded military capabilities make it a growing threat.
Violence in Ethiopia could cause ripples across the Horn of Africa, destabilizing the region.
Unless the blockade by Ethiopia is lifted, Tigray will be in a very bad famine situation.
Au cours des six dernières années, cinq saisons des pluies ont été mauvaises ou très mauvaises à Madagascar.
Out of the last six years in Madagascar, five years have had poor or very bad rainy seasons.