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FAMINE

Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 25, 2022
World is starving for peace, Pope Francis says in Christmas message
Pope Francis condemned the use of food as a weapon of war, saying the war in Ukraine has put millions at risk of famine, as well as wars in other countries.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 25, 2022
How not to respond to a global food crisis
Curbing exports of wheat, maize and other staples only drives up prices for those who can least afford it.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 27, 2022
How to prevent famine in Afghanistan
Afghanistan has faded from global view. And now almost 9 million Afghans are at risk of famine, and a further 14 million are facing acute hunger.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 19, 2022
The world needs to step up and save Afghanistan
At a time when the Afghan people need more international aid, they are being denied even the basics due to measures targeting the Taliban.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 11, 2022
As famine stalks Afghanistan, West urged to rescue stricken economy
Finding a way to avert catastrophe is complicated by a slew of sanctions on the Taliban, but some say such restrictions are 'self-defeating' as it increases the need for aid by the day.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2020
South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline
Oil-rich South Sudan's former rebel leader and its president will form a unity government by Saturday's deadline, they announced on Thursday, quashing fears the deadline would be pushed back again.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 17, 2019
North Korea likely suffering worst downturn since 1990s famine
How much are sanctions hurting Kim Jong Un? North Korea's economy hasn't been in such bad shape since his father was battling floods, droughts and a famine that some estimates say killed as much as 10 percent of the population.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 27, 2019
New U.N. access to Hodeida mills could boost Yemen aid operation against famine
The United Nations regained access to a grain facility near Yemen's Hodeida port on Tuesday, potentially allowing an increase in food aid to millions at risk of starvation after years of devastating war, humanitarian officials said.
EDITORIALS
Oct 7, 2018
Action needed to combat hunger
The number of people suffering from hunger is rising, in large part because of conflict and climate change.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Aug 21, 2018
As food crisis threatens, humanitarian aid for North Korea grinds to a halt
Humanitarian aid for North Korea has nearly ground to a halt this year as the United States steps up the enforcement of sanctions, despite warnings of a potential food crisis and improving relations with Pyongyang, aid groups say.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 24, 2018
8.4 million in Yemen said close to famine after regime offensive against Houthi-held Hodeida port
Yemen is close to famine after a 25-percent increase in levels of severe hunger this year and an offensive on the main port city of Hodeida, a lifeline for millions, humanitarian organizations warned on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Mar 15, 2018
TB death of Eritrean migrant in Italy points to dire, fatal conditions in Libya: aid workers
A 22-year-old Eritrean man died of tuberculosis exacerbated by severe malnutrition after being rescued at sea and brought to Italy, showing how dire conditions are in Libya for migrants, aid workers said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 22, 2017
U.S. lauds decision by Saudi-led coalition to keep Yemeni port open for aid shipments
The United States on Thursday said it welcomed an announcement by a Saudi-led coalition to keep the Hodeidah port in Yemen open for a month and allow humanitarian aid to flow through, and condemned a Houthi bombing of a palace in Saudi Arabia.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 13, 2017
Blockade could push Yemen into 'humanitarian catastrophe' as 8.4 million on brink of famine: WFP
As Yemen teeters on the brink of famine, with soaring food prices and fuel shortages, humanitarians called on Tuesday for the easing of a Saudi blockade to allow in life-saving supplies.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 23, 2017
Saudi-led coalition vows to ease crippling Yemen blockade to allow in aid
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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 7, 2017
Fake meat, free markets ease North Koreans' hunger woes
Take the dregs left from making soy bean oil, which usually go to feed the pigs. Press and roll them into a sandy-colored paste. Stuff with rice, and top with chili sauce. The dish's name, "injogogi," means "man-made meat."
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 4, 2017
Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis, study says
Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems due either to obesity or to a lack of food, according to a major study published on Saturday.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 28, 2017
North Korea's impending perfect storm
North Korea is experiencing its most severe drought since 2001, and it could trigger major flooding and famine.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 16, 2017
Weathering the violence caused by climate change
As world leaders grapple with the environmental effects of climate change, they also need to confront the direct threat that it poses to global security.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 1, 2017
Yemen regime vows to wrest vital aid port of Hodeidah out of Houthi hands, give it to neutral party
The Saudi-backed Yemeni government will not allow its Houthi foes to keep the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, the information minister said, underlining its intention to remove the vital aid delivery point from the control of the Iran-aligned group.

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