UN: Millions more people faced hunger in 2021
06 May 2022 | 5:47 am
The number of people facing hunger rose to 193 million last year as conflict, climate change and economic crises ravaged people's livelihoods, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday.
The Houthis and Saudi-backed government have agreed to a cease-fire to coincide with Ramadan. The eight-year war has caused a humanitarian crisis.
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Papers react to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech to the UN, with some agreeing that the Security Council's veto power is preventing the body from fulfilling its mission. In France, the death of a Jewish man in a Parisian suburb is prompting reactions on the campaign trail, despite there being no evidence so far that it was provoked by anti-Semitism. Finally, we look at a call for candidates to count penguins at a post office in Antarctica.
Ukraine's president spoke to the UN Security Council by video link on Tuesday. In his first speech to the body since Russia's invasion, Volodymyr Zelensky called for accountability. His plea followed the discoveries of civilian victims in the town of Bucha, killings that Zelensky says are tantamount to attempted genocide and war crimes committed by Russia. We take a closer look.
Fifty have been killed in a rocket attack on a train station crowded with people fleeing the eastern Ukrainian city. A dozen people died at the scene while an additional 38 later succumbed to their wounds.
The United Nations is appealing for emergency funds for an operation to prevent an oil spilling in the Red Sea from a tanker moored off Yemen.
Eye on Africa, we go to the Democratic Republic of Congo where six people have died following an explosion in a military camp in Goma. The DRC’s president travels to Nairobi to sign his country’s treaty of accession to the East Africa Community. And items illegally excavated and shipped from Libya to the United States have been returned to Tripoli.
In this edition of Eye on Africa, we go to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where six people have died following an explosion in a military camp in Goma. Meanwhile, the DRC's president travels to Nairobi to sign his country’s treaty of accession to the East Africa Community. And we see how items illegally excavated and shipped from Libya to the United States have been returned to Tripoli.
Officials say an ongoing drought in the East African country is the worst in a decade. Hundreds of thousands of children could starve if a famine sets in.
The law would have allowed for the Serb-majority Republika Srpska to take over property owned by the central government. Serb leader Milorad Dodik said he does not accept the decision.
While rich countries borrowed at low rates and saved their economies, poorer nations have spent billions servicing debt. The war in Ukraine will only worsen the pressures on core product prices, officials warn.
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