Famine

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Poverty, not climate breakdown, caused Madagascar’s food crisis, finds study
But scientists say ‘moral imperative’ remains to prepare vulnerable populations for increasingly extreme weather

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Dec, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The rising cost of the climate crisis in flooded South Sudan – in pictures
Families facing severe hunger are wading through crocodile-infested waters in search of water lilies to eat. Susan Martinez and photographer Peter Caton return with Action Against Hunger to find that the dire situation they reported on in March has only worsened

Susan Martinez, photography by Peter Caton

30, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan: a fast-developing disaster | Editorial
Editorial: As its economy implodes and the food crisis grows, its people feel betrayed. No wonder

Editorial

21, Nov, 2021 @5:12 PM

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There’s a brutal conflict in Ethiopia. My family there ask: why does no one hear us? | Magdalene Abraha
People in Tigray are crying out for the world’s help, as war has left them starving and fearing for their lives, says publisher Magdalene Abraha

Magdalene Abraha

17, Nov, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Madagascar is drying out – there’s no harvest, only hunger | Anonymous
A doctor in the south of the country says people are eating cactus leaves and ashes as the rains become more erratic

Anonymous

11, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Madagascar paying price for cheap European flights, says climate minister
Politician says droughts and climate-induced famine in the country are a result of the behaviours of rich nations

Patrick Greenfield in Glasgow

06, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Let them eat space! Elon Musk and the race to end world hunger | Arwa Mahdawi
It was reasonable for the World Food Programme to ask Musk to chip in to avert global disaster. His response was less so

Arwa Mahdawi

02, Nov, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Fears global energy crisis could lead to famine in vulnerable countries
One of world’s biggest fertiliser producers calls for action as high gas prices force it to slash production

Sarah Butler and Jillian Ambrose

20, Oct, 2021 @5:41 PM

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Ethiopia expels ‘meddling’ UN staff as famine deepens in Tigray without aid
Seven senior officials responsible for ‘delivering lifesaving aid’ told to leave amid de facto blockade of food, medicine and fuel

Georgina Quach

01, Oct, 2021 @2:50 PM

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16 million in Yemen ‘marching towards starvation’ as food rations run low – UN
Aid worker describes ‘horrific’ scenes in one hospital where starving and malnourished children ‘look like skeletons’

Tom Ambrose

23, Sep, 2021 @10:59 AM

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Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction
Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of world’s most important crops, considered crucial to food security

Patrick Greenfield

07, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Afghans face catastrophe without urgent aid, UN warns
As deaths are reported in crush at Kabul airport, Keir Starmer leads calls for Dominic Raab to resign over UK’s ‘complacent’ response

Michael Savage and Emma Graham-Harrison

22, Aug, 2021 @6:44 AM

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