FAO official warns some countries will definitely face food shortages
03 June 2022 | 4:34 pm
Addressing the global food crisis stemming from the pandemic and Russia's war on Ukraine, the assistant director-general of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said there will be no famine but definitely a food shortage for quite some time, especially for countries with low production capacity.
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The world has not yet been able to safeguard ecosystems that are key to the well-being of humanity, the United Nations biodiversity chief has said.
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Activists at COP26 tell the rich world to get its head out of the sand and keep its promises on climate change. Africa is paying an outsized price for pollution by developed nations. Also, Covid-19 has kept the border between DR Congo and the Republic of Congo closed for a year and a half. Those who depend financially on inter-country travel are barely hanging on. And Libya starts registering presidential candidates for a December election it hopes will bring stability.
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Pharma giants are earning millions every day with COVID vaccines, but leaving poorer nations in the lurch, an activist alliance says. The WHO reports that the delta variant has "outcompeted" others. DW has the latest.
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The European Union wants member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over a new coronavirus variant. Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic were all quick to react.
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Vaccine equity campaigners have long warned the EU that sharing doses was essential to prevent new variants emerging. EU countries made big promises on vaccine donations, but have so far struggled to deliver. Why?
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Countries around the world are clamping down on international travel in an effort to hold the Omicron coronavirus variant at bay. Along with cutting air links to southern African countries, the travel bans have left thousands of travelers stranded.
20 Dec 2021
Pakistan hosted a conference of Muslim countries pledging financial assistance to stave off "chaos" in Afghanistan. They vowed to unlock frozen aid funds and set up a humanitarian trust.
22 Dec 2021
The International Monetary Fund's executive board has approved the extension of $115 million in debt relief to 25 eligible low-income countries from January 11 to April 13 next year in an effort to help them ride out pandemic-induced headwinds.
Boosters, lockdown, laissez faire — here's a look at how countries around the world are reacting to the omicron variant.
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The event in Portugal will present a nonbinding declaration meant to curb ocean pollution and destruction, as well as discuss financing models for ocean preservation.
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An oil supertanker that has been moored in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen since 1976 could break apart and unleash part or all of its 1.1 million barrels of oil on the Horn of Africa, the UN warns. Also in this edition: Britain's Prince Charles expresses regret for the legacy of slavery, and Rwanda is set to produce its own mRNA vaccines in a first for the continent.