The negative effects of conflict on human capital – particularly nutrition, health and education – are larger than commonly thought.
The worst years of the Spanish post-war constituted a veritable famine during which the purchasing power of the population fell drastically and thousands of deaths from starvation were recorded.
Parties to the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have agreed to end hostilities after two years. Here is a selection of previously published articles on its devastating consequences.
States with more capacity, more political inclusion and that make good use of foreign aid tend to see better outcomes.
The looming Somalian famine might be the first in a string of back-to-back catastrophes, says an expert.
The UN predicts more than 300,000 people in Somalia will be in famine by December. 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Here’s how you can help.
As water dripped in a remote cave, it left behind evidence of every monsoon season for a millennium. Scientists say it holds a warning for a country about to become the most populous on Earth.
Millions of Somalis are in urgent need of aid. But not enough is being done to reach marginalised groups.
Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are caught in a conflict in a country that was supposed to provide them refuge.
Many wildlife species face an uncertain future due to recurring, severe drought.
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.