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Desperation grows in battered Honduras, fueling migration

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Nory Yamileth Hernández and her three teenage children have been living in a battered tent under a bridge on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula since Hurricane Eta flooded...

Amid pandemic, Pacific islands work to offset food shortages

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Coronavirus infections have barely touched many of the remote islands of the Pacific, but the pandemic’s fallout has been enormous, disrupting the supply chain that brings cr...

UN agencies warn window to prevent famine in Yemen narrowing

CAIRO (AP) — The window to prevent a famine in war-torn Yemen is narrowing, with a new study showing that millions of people in the country will face some form of food crisis next year, U.N. agencies ...

Taiwan, Vatican advance ties with biotech farm in Rome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan aims to boost ties with its only European ally, the Vatican, by constructing a biotech model farm in Rome. Three Taiwanese engineers tasked with implementing the...

In multiple countries, alarm over hunger crisis rings louder

ABS, Yemen (AP) — The twin baby boys lay on a bed of woven palm leaves in a remote camp for displaced people in Yemen’s north, their collar bones and ribs visible. They cried loudly, twisting as if in...

EU pledges $51 million as UN seeks $1 billion in Sahel aid

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday will pledge 43.6 million euros ($51.5 million) to help meet emergency aid and food needs to three countries in Africa’s Sahel region, as the United ...

WFP chief seeks million from donors, billionaires for food

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Even before COVID-19 became an issue, World Food Program chief David Beasley was warning global leaders that the world would face the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 5, the 279th day of 2020. There are 87 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 2...

Report says Yemen's warring sides 'severely restricting' aid

CAIRO (AP) — Warring parties in Yemen's yearslong conflict are “severely restricting” the delivery of desperately needed aid as the country slides toward famine amid the coronavirus pandemic, a rights...

China cracks down livestream eating, prompts suspicions of food crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission announced on Sept. 2 that over the past month, it had shut down 13,600 online accounts in which people have...

China facing food shortage after months of flooding, infestations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping's call for an end to food waste is a sign that the communist country is facing a shortage of grains and pork after months of flooding, inse...

Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month

HOUNDE, Burkina Faso (AP) — The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. ...

UN agencies warn of more food shortages in war-torn Yemen

CAIRO (AP) — U.N. agencies warned Wednesday that food shortages will rise sharply in parts of war-torn Yemen in the next six months, mainly because of the overall economic decline and the pandemic tha...

Locust invasion wreaks havoc on Pakistan's crops, orchards

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — An invasion of locusts has spread across Pakistan, officials said Friday, causing damage to crops and orchards and posing a threat to food security in an impoverished Islamic n...

7 UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavius

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven U.N. agencies called on Wednesday for a cease-fire in Libya to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, saying the international community “must not turn a blind eye to t...