A first-of-a-kind 2021 to 2025 initiative by the UAE and the USA to combat global hunger, and at least mitigate, if not completely dissipate, all the existing and yet-to-happen challenges to feed the over seven billion people all over
“Armed conflict destroys food systems, shatters livelihoods and drives people from their homes, leaving many extremely vulnerable and hungry. Sometimes these impacts are by-products of war, but all too often they are inflicted deliberately and unlawfully..."
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year triggered tumult across global grain markets. As the cost of corn and wheat surged, panic spread about instability in countries from Yemen to Bangladesh that depend on the warring region for low-cost grains. Would famine worsen? Would civil unrest ensue? While food-insecure countries
Mother Teresa once said, “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” Her words are all the more compelling as she was the world’s shining bastion of generosity, care and selfless service. When it comes to her looking after the poor and the destitute, even those
Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat.
The majority of the world’s population is facing huge hunger and misery. It’s not justified to spend huge sums of money on lethal arms arsenal to show the mighty muscle to the world (“North Korea says it fired ICBM as warning to US, Seoul,” Feb.19, Gulf Today website). It’s time to show some grace, the powerful countries
The global war on hunger is evidently losing steam and the unpalatable truth is that the number of people going chronically hungry has remained well over 100 million over the past three years, with the number of countries affected actually rising, as per UN studies. The inference is that, unfortunately,
A population of 1.3 billion that pits growing needs and innumerable environmental issues against each other is a huge challenge. Each day, India has to work out how to feed
A few tortillas and a half bowl of reheated beans were all Maria Concepcion Rodriguez had to feed her six children in the isolated village of El Aguacate,
"Today I have been heartbroken to see that the families are willing to sell their children to feed other family members,” Charles said. "So it’s the right time for the humanitarian community to stand up and stay with the people of Afghanistan.”