NEWSWORTHY

Nov 19, 2017

Inujured North Korean defector's parasites and diet hint at tough life

Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-colored parasites ...

Hunger rises in South Sudan amid 'man-made tragedy'

Nov 6, 2017

Hunger rises in South Sudan amid 'man-made tragedy'

Harvest season is bringing little relief to millions of hungry people in South Sudan as conflict and hyperinflation have pushed malnutrition to critical levels that could put many lives at risk, food security experts warned on Monday. More than 1.1 million children under five children ...

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 ...

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 ...