The Ukraine war’s impact on food insecurity is critical, but there is more to the picture. The main problem is that capitalism allows food and other basic needs to become precarious commodities.
An analysis of over 1,000 headlines shows key differences in how US media portray the aggressors and victims in the two conflicts.
Russia’s move, which it followed by bombing the key port city of Odesa and threatening to attack any ship sailing for Ukraine, sent global food prices skyrocketing.
While the filmmakers never received any explanation for the ban, they believe the film’s positive depiction of the west undermined the Russian media.
After three years of isolation under a strict COVID lockdown, North Korea could face another terrible famine.
The UN is calling for a specialized support force in Haiti, where urban gangs are terrorizing the population and people are starving. Why won’t Canada step up to help?
The iconic plant of the Netherlands saved thousands of people from starvation in times of famine and today it is once again appreciated for its gastronomic qualities.
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.