FOOD INSECURITY 

Some 2.64 Million Malawians Face Acute Food Insecurity Between January And March: Report

Madhumita Paul

Down To Earth | January 12, 2021

The analysis has suggested that the administration should provide information about prices of maize, Malawi's principal crop, as a way to tackle the crisis. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The analysis has suggested that the administration should provide information about prices of maize, Malawi's principal crop, as a way to tackle the crisis. Photo: Wikimedia Commons The analysis has suggested that the administration should provide information about prices of maize, Malawi’s principal crop, as a way to tackle the crisis. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
 

Some 2.64 million people in the southern African country of Malawi will face an ‘acute food shortage’ between this month and March, a new analysis has said.

The analysis, carried out by multi-partner initiative Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, was released earlier this month. It cited erratic weather conditions as well as the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the reasons for the projected food insecurity.Read More »

HUNGER AND WAR IN YEMEN

More than Half of Yemeni Population Likely to Face Acute Food Insecurity by Mid-2021: UN Agencies

 Peoples Dispatch | December 04, 2020

Food insecurity in Yemen Un report

More than half of Yemen’s population is on the verge of starvation and likely to face acute food insecurity by mid-2021 if urgent steps are not taken by the world community to end the war in the country and provide humanitarian relief. This was revealed by a new report jointly released by the World Food Programme, UNICEF, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday, December 3.Read More »

FOOD INSECURITY

Food Insecurity in Southern Africa Up 10%: Report

Madhumita Paul

Down To Earth | July 30, 2020

 

Food insecurity in Southern Africa increased by almost 10% in 2020: Report. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Nearly 44.8 million people in 13 countries of the southern African region suffer from food-insecurity, a report released by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has said.

Food-insecurity increased by almost 10 per cent in the region in 2020 compared to the previous year. The main factors responsible included the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), climate change, conflict and economic challenges.

Acute malnutrition across the region could increase by 25 per cent or more over the remainder of 2020 and into 2021 due to COVID-19, the report added.Read More »