Hunger has been used as a weapon of war for many years, but the issue has recently risen to prominence because of the increased risk of mass starvation in today’s conflicts.
In April, the executive director of the World Food Program warned the Security Council that while the world was contending with the pandemic, we are also on the brink of a hunger pandemic.
“The food security effects of the COVID crisis are going to reflect many years from now,” said Dr Francesco Branca, the World Health Organization head of nutrition
On the politics of hunger: In the midst of a lockdown and humanitarian crisis, notes from practising a meditative fast
Contemplate the politics of hunger; availability of food for all individual, community food practices; the vegan politics; vegetarianism; the beef ban; hunger strikes and who is able to do them or lead them and why, in a country like India.
Poor in Bengaluru unsure of next meal during COVID-19 lockdown; low quality PDS ration, absence of mid-day meals contributed to food insecurity
Many poor people in Bengaluru were forced to depend on meals and rations provided through the philanthropic efforts of private individuals.
COVID-19 impact: Informal economy workers excluded from most govt measures, be it cash transfers or tax benefits
Like demonetisation, the current lockdown has exposed millions of workers and their families to starvation, hunger, death and very bleak future prospects.
As migrant workers prepare to leave megacities, fixing gaps in PDS and DBT will be key to preventing large scale unrest back home
The shramik trains can take a few thousand of migrant workers back to their home towns. For the rest, whose numbers will still be considerable, their main problem, as lockdown continues, will be hunger, not the virus, and a further deepening of existing social and income inequalities.
Endangered Species: India's tribal regions, lacking in basic healthcare facilities, reel under menace of malnutrition
The second part of the docuseries Endangered Species, titled First Citizens, travels across the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand, which have some of the largest tribal populations in the country. They lack basic healthcare facilities and support systems for good hygiene and health education
Endangered Species: How malnutrition has plagued some of Assam's most vulnerable districts and communities
The first part of the docuseries, Endangered Species explores the issue of malnutrition in the tea garden labour population, one of the most marginalised communities in the country; the prevalence of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM); lack of health workers and unequal distribution of services in some of the worst-hit parts of Assam especially the Muslim majority districts and the Bodoland territory.
Do you often feel full after eating a small meal? Do you find it difficult to indulge in even your favourite foods? You're not alone.
Indian children are being diagnosed with adult diseases such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease and pre-diabetic.
A UN report states that climate change could leave 140 million people from the developing world homeless by 2050.
The UN aims to achieve a Zero Hunger world by 2030, but faces three obstacles: conflicts, climate change and an economic slowdown.
The government is working continuously in a phased manner to achieve the goal of 'zero hunger' by 2030, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said.
Jharkhand girl's death over Aadhaar-ration card: Activists call it murder, say government move is contempt of SC
Activists working on governance and Aadhaar related issues have termed the Jharkhand government's decision to not distribute food grains to ration card holders without Aadhaar linkage — who are mostly below poverty line-- as contempt of Supreme Court and gross violation of basic human rights.
Smriti Irani, Rahul Gandhi engage in Twitter spat over India's ranking in Global Hunger Index report
Rahul Gandhi has attacked govt evoking a sharp reaction from Smriti Irani who said the Congress vice-president was out to "malign" the nation
Demonetisation, while immobilising black money and fighting corruption, may lead to “temporary slowdown” of the economy, the President
After nearly sixty-nine years of independence, here are some burning questions we still face as a nation. We put them in context through iconic photographs.
From a smartphone app delivering market prices to Guatemalan farmers to online nutrition tips in rural Colombia, the push to end hunger has entered a new era with the U.N. food agency deploying the latest technology to fight it.
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.