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The world is closer to a food crisis than most people realise | Lester R. Brown, guardian.co.uk

The world is in serious trouble on the food front. But there is little evidence that political leaders have yet grasped the magnitude of what is happening. The progress in reducing hunger in recent decades has been reversed. Unless we move quickly to adopt new population, energy, and water policies, the goal of eradicating hunger will remain just that. Time ...

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Saudi Arabia pledges $3.5bn for Yemen | updatednews.ca

Saudi Arabia has pledged $3.5bn in aid to Yemen, which is facing political instability and a possible humanitarian catastrophe. Seven aid agencies have warned the country is on the brink of a food crisis, with nearly half the population lacking sufficient food. A string of seven major humanitarian groups have issued a joint appeal for donations – one day ahead of ...

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Yemen starving as world stands by: aid groups | Reuters via CNBC

LONDON (Reuters) – Almost half of Yemen’s population does not have enough food to eat and world powers are unwilling to help because of the unstable political situation, seven aid agencies said on Wednesday. The charities called for urgent aid to avert a catastrophe as representatives from Western and Arab Gulf nations were meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh to ...

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Signs build that Iran sanctions disrupt food imports | Reuters

(Reuters) – More evidence emerged of the crippling impact of new sanctions on Iran, with international traders saying Tehran is having trouble buying rice, cooking oil and other staples to feed its 74 million people weeks before an election. For more on this story, visit: Signs build that Iran sanctions disrupt food imports | Reuters.

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Annan Cites Africa as Answer to Global Food Crisis | WSJ

The number of hungry people in the world is set to top one billion again this year as rising food prices push millions more into poverty, the former secretary general of the United Nations warned Saturday. Speaking at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, Kofi Annan said the increasing gap between population and food production growth may turn this year’s ...

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Climate to wreak havoc on food supply, predicts report | BBC News

Some areas in the tropics face famine because of failing food production, an international research group says. The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) predicts large parts of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa will be worst affected. Its report points out that hundreds of millions of people in these regions are already experiencing a food crisis. “We are starting ...

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Gap widening between poorest countries and others | AlertNet

The wealth gap between the least developed and other countries has widened in recent decades and will go on doing so unless their basic weaknesses are tackled, a report for the United Nations said on Tuesday. “In short, the ‘least developed’ condition has tended to generate ‘less’ development,” even though most of the countries concerned had registered some economic growth, ...

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