Mar 16, 2017

Attack on aid convoy in South Sudan kills two, wounds three

Gunmen in famine-hit South Sudan killed two people and wounded three when they attacked a humanitarian convoy in the center of the country, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement on Thursday. South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has been mired in ...

U.S. says Syrian regime using starvation as 'weapon of war'

Oct 29, 2016

U.S. says Syrian regime using starvation as 'weapon of war'

The United States on Friday accused the Syrian regime of using "starvation as a weapon of war" — a war crime under the Geneva Conventions — stepping up the rhetoric against President Bashar Assad and his Russian backers. Rejecting the Kremlin's claims that attacks on ...

Biggest foe of Boko Haram refugees hunger, not violence

Sep 29, 2016

Biggest foe of Boko Haram refugees hunger, not violence

Living conditions for people uprooted by Boko Haram violence and seeking refuge in camps and towns across northeast Nigeria are more deadly than the conflict between the Islamist militants and the army, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Wednesday. Hunger and malnutrition are widespread among the ...

Hidden data: the new weapon that could beat hunger

Sep 15, 2016

Hidden data: the new weapon that could beat hunger

With a single smartphone app, you can now get a pretty accurate forecast of the weather anywhere in the world. That is largely thanks to a decision by science agencies, a decade ago, to put online their satellite data and make it available for ...

Right gut bacteria may protect against malnutrition

/ Feb 19, 2016

Right gut bacteria may protect against malnutrition

Manipulating what kinds of bacteria live in the gut might lead to a new way to treat millions of children suffering chronic malnutrition, says new research that suggests the right microbes can help get the most out of a poor diet. Researchers culled intestinal bacteria ...