North Korea: Kim Jong Un warns of food shortages
16 June 2021 | 9:38 am
Kim has said extreme weather, the coronavirus pandemic and being cut off from Chinese trade could lead to another food crisis in North Korea.
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Children are starving to death in Somalia where roughly half the population needs food urgently. The situation is being fueled by climate change and made much worse by Islamist extremists.
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The Lagos State Government is set to hold the Y2022 Lagos Food Festival, themed, “A taste of Africa”, on Sunday, 11th of December, 2022 at the Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos. The festival is an avenue for fun lovers to meet different people, as well as a platform for various business people, especially Food Producers, Food Processors, and Food Lovers to interact.
More than 200,000 Somalis are suffering catastrophic food shortages and many are dying of hunger, with that number set to rise to over 700,000 next year, according to an analysis by an alliance of U.N. agencies and aid groups.
The 2022 Lagos Food Festival, themed, “A taste of Africa”, held on Sunday, 11th of December, 2022 at the Muri-Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos. The festival was an avenue for fun lovers to meet different people, as well as a platform for various business people, especially Food Producers, Food Processors, and Food Lovers to interact.
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