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Showing posts with label food crisis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food crisis. Show all posts

Friday, 18 November 2016

Russian military delivers aid to refugees from rebel/terrorist-held eastern Aleppo

The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria has delivered more than a tonne of relief aid to refugees from the rebel/terrorist-held area of eastern Aleppo, the center’s representative Danil Rychkov said.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Thousands of Venezuelans enter Colombia after border reopening

Pedestrian crossings between Colombia and Venezuela that had been closed for nearly a year were reopened early Saturday, allowing thousands of Venezuelans to make their way to this border city to buy food and medicine.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Joint UN report says rate of world hunger dropping amid wider eradication efforts

 UN, 27 May 2015 – The number of the world's chronically undernourished has dropped below the 800 million mark as an increasing number of countries hit their Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets on hunger, according to a new United Nations report released today by the Organization's three food agencies.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

France moves to ban food waste in supermarkets

In a rare show of unity, France's parliament voted unanimously Thursday to ban food waste in big supermarkets by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Russia promises "quite substantial" U.S., EU food import bans

MOSCOW - Russia will impose "quite substantial" bans on the U.S. and EU food imports and has already decided to suspend U.S. poultry imports as part of President Vladimir Putin's order to prepare a list of food import bans, its veterinary service said.
Putin signed a decree on Wednesday banning or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia because of its support of rebels in Ukraine.
Putin ordered his government to come up with a list of goods to be banned for imports into Russia and to last one year, the Kremlin said.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

New UN airlift ships food from Iraq to 30,000 Syrians cut off on land by civil war


4 February 2014 – The United Nations today began a new airlift from Iraq to feed nearly 30,000 displaced people in a conflict-torn region of northeast Syria where road access has been cut off for over six months and no significant relief deliveries have arrived overland since last May.

The airlift comes as the UN World Food Programme (WFP) faces in Syria what is currently its most complex emergency globally, with challenges ranging from bureaucratic delays, insecurity on roads, the closure of major highways, and sieges imposed on civilians trapped in over 40 locations across the country due to the civil war.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

UN Food and Agriculture Org. warns of food prices rise over next decade

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The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned food prices across the globe are set to rise by as much as 40 per cent over the next decade. Rising costs in farm production, and less available land are mostly to blame. But as Ray Kuka reports, new technologies and stronger relationships in global trade should solve any potential food shortage.
Farms like this are becoming more and more precious.
As developing countries become more wealthy, demand for food is growing.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation says the world is facing a situation where demand outgrows production.
Kenneth Ash, OECD Director of Trade and Agriculture, said, "It’s not about being optimistic or pessimistic, the key message is the markets have fundamentally changed."
Rising production costs, less available farmland, and environmental factors are mostly to blame.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Millions face starvation as world warms, say scientists ... World is unprepared for changes that will see parts of Africa turned into disaster areas, say food experts

Millions of people could become destitute in Africa and Asia as staple foods more than double in price by 2050 as a result of extreme temperatures, floods and droughts that will transform the way the world farms.
As food experts gather at two major conferences to discuss how to feed the nine billion people expected to be alive in 2050, leading scientists have told the Observer that food insecurity risks turning parts of Africa into permanent disaster areas. Rising temperatures will also have a drastic effect on access to basic foodstuffs, with potentially dire consequences for the poor.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Athens soup kitchens serve 8,000 people a day

Some 8,000 people receive free food from the municipal-run soup kitchens across the capital every day, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis revealed on Saturday.
Speaking to Skai TV, Kaminis added that the municipality has launched a pilot program for distributing food to the elderly at their homes.

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