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From Russia’s war in Ukraine to food crisis: Why it’s not business as usual at UNGA
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From Russia’s war in Ukraine to food crisis: Why it’s not business as usual at UNGA

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominates the 77th United Nations General Assembly with France’s Emmanuel Macron quoting Narendra Modi on the war. The session is likely to get more intense with speeches from US president Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Famine ‘at the door’ in parts of Somalia: What does this mean?
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Famine ‘at the door’ in parts of Somalia: What does this mean?

Throughout history, famines have generally been caused by human action, usually wars which ravage crops and livestock, ruin trade, displace people and complicate the distribution of aid

'Famine at the door' in Somalia, says UN as thousands die in historic drought made worse by war in Ukraine
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'Famine at the door' in Somalia, says UN as thousands die in historic drought made worse by war in Ukraine

Somalia sourced at least 90 per cent of its wheat from Russia and Ukraine before the war and has been hit hard by scarcity and the sharp rise in food prices

Ukraine farmers pray deal can free grain trapped in storage
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Ukraine farmers pray deal can free grain trapped in storage

Russia's naval blockade in the Black Sea has sparked a global food crisis that has sent prices soaring and sparked fears of famine

'Only God can help us', says people in Somalia as famine kills hundreds, including children
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'Only God can help us', says people in Somalia as famine kills hundreds, including children

At least 30 people have died this year through April at the center and six other facilities run by Action Against Hunger, the humanitarian group said

'This is an atrocity': Fears grow that Russian blockade may unleash famine
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'This is an atrocity': Fears grow that Russian blockade may unleash famine

Silos and ports across Ukraine are now brimming with millions of tonnes of grain with nowhere to go as the country is slowly suffocated by the siege

On the brink of famine, war-ravaged Yemen fear impact of Russia's war on Ukraine
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On the brink of famine, war-ravaged Yemen fear impact of Russia's war on Ukraine

Yemen depends almost entirely on food imports, with nearly a third of wheat supplies coming from Ukraine, according to the United Nations

Yuan Longping: Millions in China mourn 'father of hybrid rice' who helped curb famine in the country
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Yuan Longping: Millions in China mourn 'father of hybrid rice' who helped curb famine in the country

Yuan’s research made him a national hero and a symbol of dogged scientific pursuit in China

Coronavirus Outbreak: With a stressed Rabi season, it's imperative to ensure speedy delivery of Zaid, Kharif seeds to farmers
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: With a stressed Rabi season, it's imperative to ensure speedy delivery of Zaid, Kharif seeds to farmers

Agriculture is the backbone of our survival and most of our agriculture today depends on quality seeds and the organised seed sector.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to step down on 1 February, ahead of end of term in 2022
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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to step down on 1 February, ahead of end of term in 2022

Kim announced that, immediately after his departure, he will join a firm and focus on increasing infrastructure investments in developing countries.

United States ends refuelling support of aircraft involved in Yemen war as pressure builds on Saudi Arabia
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United States ends refuelling support of aircraft involved in Yemen war as pressure builds on Saudi Arabia

However, a halt to refuelling could have little practical effect on the conflict, seen as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Yemen crisis: 14 million in West Asian country 'on brink of famine'; charities sign appeal for immediate cessation of hostilities
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Yemen crisis: 14 million in West Asian country 'on brink of famine'; charities sign appeal for immediate cessation of hostilities

Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs has called for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen, where they warned 14 million people were now "on the brink of famine".

India's 2018 monsoon rainfall below average and forecast: Fifth straight year weather office overestimated rains
India

India's 2018 monsoon rainfall below average and forecast: Fifth straight year weather office overestimated rains

Rainfall in India’s annual monsoon season was below average and less than forecast, with key crop-growing northern states among areas that received less rain than needed, weather office said on Sunday.

India's water crisis: Tracing the country's history of water management and crucial, destructive shifts in policy
India

India's water crisis: Tracing the country's history of water management and crucial, destructive shifts in policy

A report by the Niti Aayog states, ‘India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods are under threat.’

Yemen will face mass famine unless Saudi Arabia-led coalition ends blockade of aid, warns UN
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Yemen will face mass famine unless Saudi Arabia-led coalition ends blockade of aid, warns UN

Some 17 million people in Yemen are in desperate need of food, seven million of whom are at risk of famine and cholera has caused more than 2,000 deaths.

Around 1.25 million people face starvation in warn-torn South Sudan, country may plunge into famine in 2018
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Around 1.25 million people face starvation in warn-torn South Sudan, country may plunge into famine in 2018

In war-torn South Sudan 1.25 million people are facing starvation according to a report by the United Nations and the government released on Monday

Maharashtra govt considering formation of drought monitoring panel, files affidavit before Bombay HC
India

Maharashtra govt considering formation of drought monitoring panel, files affidavit before Bombay HC

The Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that while there is no separate crisis management plan for drought, it was considering to form a committee to assess prevalence of water scarcity

South Sudan marks 6th independence day with no official celebrations amid ongoing civil war
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South Sudan marks 6th independence day with no official celebrations amid ongoing civil war

South Sudan on Sunday marked its sixth independence anniversary in muted fashion, with no official celebration as the world's newest nation reels from a brutal and destructive ongoing civil war.

Video: South Sudan is facing the worst food crisis since World War II
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Video: South Sudan is facing the worst food crisis since World War II

As of March 2017, a United Nations Report accused the government of South Sudan of continuing to spend its oil revenue on the purchase of arms.

United Nations warns Yemen conflict is leading to country's collapse
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United Nations warns Yemen conflict is leading to country's collapse

Stephen O'Brien told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that "Yemen now has the ignominy of being the world's largest food security crisis," with over 17 million people in need of food