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Hunger, child marriage, prostitution: How drought hurts women, Dalits more

May 23, 2016

Hunger, child marriage, prostitution: How drought hurts women, Dalits more

India's worst drought in decades is hurting women and lower-caste Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution, activists say. #NewsTracker #Prostitution #Maharashtra #Hunger #Drought #child marriage #Latur #Marathwada drought #National Dalit Watch #Dalit women
UN launches appeal for $393 million humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Jan 27, 2016

UN launches appeal for $393 million humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

The United Nations has launched an appeal for $393 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to reach millions of vulnerable people this year. #food #United Nations #Taliban #Afghanistan #UN #appeal #homes #Hunger #Shelter #displaced
The Dadri debate: Here's why most arguments about beef are flawed

Oct 20, 2015

The Dadri debate: Here's why most arguments about beef are flawed

Perhaps we will read about how there should be no crime, hunger, or disease next. #NewsTracker #beef #Crime #Hunger #Disease #Dadri #beef ban
UN adopts post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, aims to end poverty, hunger

Sep 25, 2015

UN adopts post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, aims to end poverty, hunger

The ambitious UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to end poverty, hunger and build a life of dignity for all over the next 15 years. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #Poverty #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Hunger #UN secretary general #PM Narendra Modi #Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs
India progressed in fighting child malnutrition, but still short of goals: UN

Sep 17, 2014

India progressed in fighting child malnutrition, but still short of goals: UN

India has made progress on the twin fronts of reducing hunger and child mortality but is still short of development goals, two international reports say. #World #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #Health #Malnutrition #Hunger
Meghalaya: Affected families unable to get food after ban on mining

Aug 22, 2014

Meghalaya: Affected families unable to get food after ban on mining

An organisation for coal miners and owners has said families dependent on mining have been finding it difficult to get two square meals a day. #food #India #NewsTracker #Poverty #Meghalaya #Coal mining #Shillong #ban #Hunger #National Green Tribunal #starvation #MIPRL-M
Not even a full chapati: The Rs 5 menu in Delhi's eateries

Jul 26, 2013

Not even a full chapati: The Rs 5 menu in Delhi's eateries

Despite the claims of Congress leader Rasheed Masood that one can 'eat well' for five rupees in Delhi, restaurant owners and roadside stall owners beg to differ #Congress #BJP #Delhi #Poverty #WhoSaidWhat #food prices #Hunger #Rasheed Masood
Two out of three people in Haiti don't get food

Jun 10, 2013

Two out of three people in Haiti don't get food

The hardship of hunger abounds amid the stone homes and teepee-like huts in the mountains along Haiti's southern coast. #World #NewsTracker #Haiti #Hunger #Child Malnutrition
Drought-hit Maha villages at serious risk of food scarcity

Apr 12, 2013

Drought-hit Maha villages at serious risk of food scarcity

Millions of people from mainly farming communities across 15 districts are facing severe shortages of drinking water, and are unable to grow crops and provide fodder for their livestock, #HowThisWorks #Maharashtra #Hunger #Villages #draught
Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry now

Mar 11, 2013

Bad news for poverty-wallahs: India is less hungry now

An NSS survey shows that almost all people are now reporting eating two square meals a day. So why then do we need a universal Food Security Bill? #Poverty #Hunger #Poor Economics