food insecurity

Government exporting food, keeping people hungry: Brinda Karat


August 1st, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) CPI-M leader Brinda Karat Wednesday accused the central government of exporting food grain through big traders for use as animal fodder while keeping people hungry in ... Read more...

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Support small farmers to end hunger in Africa: Report


May 16th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 16 (IANS) Giving more policy support to small-scale farmers could be one of the most effective ways to end hunger in Africa, a report by two international groups ... Read more...

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Food insecurity may cause obesity, says study


April 29th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Gorging on food can cause obesity, but the fear of not having enough food may also lead to the same result, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Food insecurity looms over Pakistan, says daily


April 17th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) A lot of Pakistanis are going to be hungry for years to come, warned a daily while describing the situation as "desperate".An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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CHOGM call for removal of trade barriers on food exports


October 29th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) The Commonwealth has called for elimination of trade barriers on food exports and for coordinated emergency relief efforts to deal with immediate food crises.Adopting the "Perth ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces winter of discontent: Daily


October 27th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan faces a winter of discontent as the number of impoverished is increasing at a galloping pace, a daily said Thursday."Two deaths in the last four ... Read more...

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Millions of Pakistanis face food insecurity: PM


October 17th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Millions of Pakistanis were facing food insecurity due to high food prices, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said and added that the government was aware ... Read more...

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Price rise causing food insecurity: UAE minister


October 15th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 15 (IANS/WAM) Soaring food prices have significantly contributed to the world's food insecurity, said Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, UAE environment and water minister.The price rise will hamper international ... Read more...

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UN food agencies warn high food prices to continue


October 10th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS) Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, ... Read more...

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Aid for Haiti a priority as 600,000 still live in camps following quake


October 6th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- More than 600,000 people in Haiti are still living in camps after last year's devastating earthquake, the United Nations (UN) said on Wednesday, emphasizing the ongoing need ... Read more...

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Floods to magnify food insecurity: Pakistan daily


September 20th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The devastating floods that have affected over seven million people in Sindh province will magnify food insecurity in the country, said a Pakistani daily.Floods in Sindh ... Read more...

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New Zealanders facing ‘food stress’


April 6th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 6 (IANS) A growing number of people in New Zealand are turning distressed on failing to provide good quality food to their families.At least 16 percent of the ... Read more...

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Red Cross warns of ‘Tunisia-style unrest’ in flood-affected Pakistan


February 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 01(ANI): Food insecurity caused by last year's devastating floods in Pakistan can eventually lead to social unrest similar to that seen in Tunisia, the head of the International Federation ... Read more...

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New food security report for Asia launched in Mumbai


December 4th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new food security report for Asia has been launched in Mumbai by The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Asia Society, calling for increased investment in ... Read more...

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Melting Himalayan glaciers ‘could impact billions of people’


November 16th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new report has outlined how USAID should take necessary steps in order to protect lives that will be impacted from the slowly melting Himalayan glaciers."The extremely high ... Read more...

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One in seven US households faced hunger in 2009


November 16th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) At least one in seven households in the US faced hunger in 2009, with those getting emergency food almost doubling between 2007 and 2009, at the ... Read more...

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India steps up agro-diplomacy in Nepal


November 8th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) New Delhi is stepping up its agro-diplomacy in Nepal's Terai plains, known as the "food bowl" of the country, pledging more than NRS 300 million for ... Read more...

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500,000 lactating or pregnant flood-hit women in Pak need instant care: NGO


October 15th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Amongst millions of Pakistanis displaced by the recent floods, more than 85 per cent are women, 500,000 of whom are lactating or pregnant, requiring special food and nutritional ... Read more...

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Afghanistan tops UN list on food insecurity


August 20th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 20 (IANS) Afghanistan has topped a list of countries with the highest food insecurity, a British agency working with the UN has said. Afghanistan is followed by the Democratic Republic ... Read more...

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Oxfam assesses Ladakh flood disaster, seeks help


August 17th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Shortage of shelter has emerged as the biggest cause of worry for the survivors of flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region earlier this month, according ... Read more...

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Why TB Matters to Women’s Health?


August 17th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin
Masimba Biriwasha - CNSTUBERCULOSIS (TB) has a major impact on women's sexual reproductive health and that of their children. For pregnant women living in areas with high TB infection rates, there are ... Read more...

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Starving kids and youth ‘more likely to have health problems’


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A recent report has revealed that children and youth who experience hunger are more likely to have health problems, and repeated episodes of hunger may ... Read more...

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48 percent Pakistanis lack food security: Report


June 3rd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Almost half of Pakistan's population of 170 million lack food security because of the impact of the war on terror on the country's economy, a new report says. Food ... Read more...

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Food insecurity ups risk of weight gain during pregnancy


May 24th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A person's inability to obtain adequate amounts of food due to resource constraints can lead to greater weight gain and increased complications during pregnancy, says a recent study. ... Read more...

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Food insecurity ups weight gain, complications risk during pregnancy


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Food insecurity, a person's inability to obtain adequate amounts of food due to resource constraints, can lead to greater weight gain and increased complications during a woman's pregnancy, ... Read more...

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UN seek $18 million to assist nearly 800,000 people in Mongolia after severe winter and summer drought


May 13th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations (UN) agencies and partner humanitarian organizations on Wednesday requested more than $18 million to assist nearly 800,000 people in Mongolia who are suffering from a ... Read more...

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Food security bill will create food insecurity: CPI-M


March 26th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday termed the Food Security Bill in its present form a "travesty of food security" and said it will create food ... Read more...

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General Budget lacks vision, direction and sensitivity: Sushma Swaraj


February 28th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27(ANI): Leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Saturday criticized the General Budget presented by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the 2010-11, saying that ... Read more...

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United Nations and NGOs appeal for aid in Niger


February 11th, 2010 - 5:47 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations and its non-governmental organization partners on Wednesday underscored the need for aid in Niger, citing severe food shortages.With 7.8 million people in Niger – or ... Read more...

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Cycle rickshaws need of the hour, ban arbitrary: Court


February 10th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday termed the ban on cycle rickshaws on the city's arterial roads "arbitrary" and stressed that non-motorised vehicles were the need of the ... Read more...

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UN to hold global summit on millennium goals in September


February 1st, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ethiopia, Feb 1 (IANS) UN will hold a global summit in September to discuss ways to achieve the Millennium Development Goals before the end of its deadline set by the world body. "We ... Read more...

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Hindus criticize World Hunger Summit for concentrating on Pope


November 13th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have strongly criticized non-inclusion of world religious leaders, except Pope, in much-publicized and prestigious "World Summit on Food Security" of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations at Rome from ... Read more...

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Half of US children will use food stamps: study


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Nearly half of American children, including some 90 percent of black children and an equal number of children growing in single-parent households, will eat meals paid ... Read more...

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International laws cannot cope with climate exiles


October 15th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) International laws are inadequate to deal with the millions of people forecast to become exiles due to escalating climate change, the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development ... Read more...

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Hunger in Latin America accompanies lack of social security


October 15th, 2009 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Oct 15 (DPA) The 53 million people suffering hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean would be helped by stronger government policies backing agriculture, including for small individual farmers, the regional ... Read more...

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