Food insecurity
Uruguayans mobilize against President Luis Lacalle Pou’s pension reform

The pension reform presented by the Lacalle Pou administration raises the retirement age and attacks early retirement benefits, among other modifications

UNHRC adopts resolution on Sri Lanka as economic crisis deepens

Humanitarian activists and members of civil society organizations are raising concern that food insecurity on the island is likely to get much worse as the crisis deepens

IMF bailout for Zambia Zambia’s debt crisis a warning for what looms ahead for Global South

Zambia is heading toward critical negotiations to restructure its mounting debts. The IMF has approved a $1.3 billion bailout plan for the country, which will impose cruel austerity measures on the Zambian people

Sri Lanka food crisis Multidimensional crisis of food insecurity in Sri Lanka, warns UN 

With nearly 5.7 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, Colombo faces a serious challenge with food shortages, fall in agricultural production and destruction of livelihoods

Israel’s illegal occupation and blockade of Gaza, 15 years on

Since 2007, Israel has cemented a blockade of Gaza in an act of illegal collective punishment. The blockade and accompanying military offensives have killed thousands of Palestinians, and devastated social and economic life in the enclave.

Report finds 193 million people faced acute food insecurity in 2021 and other stories

Today we look at the UN’s report on rising acute food insecurity, mass displacement amid violence and massacres in Darfur, and more

Nearly 193 million people faced food insecurity in 2021, says UN report  

Wars and conflicts were directly responsible for the food insecurity faced by more than two-third (139 million) of the total affected population in 2021, claimed the Global Report on Food Crisis released on Wednesday  

Colombian ex-military officers admit role in killing 120 civilians and other stories

Today we look at a public hearing in Colombia’s False Positives scandal, acute food insecurity and drought in the Horn of Africa, and more

Food Insecurity in Haiti, Tunisian journalists’ strike, and other stories

Today we look at the upcoming strike by Tunisian journalists; the unionization struggle of Starbucks workers in Seattle, US; and more

The MST has donated more than six thousand tons of food during the pandemic to fight hunger

Just during the Christmas Without Hunger campaign, the MST distributed food donations to 250,000 people in 24 Brazilian states

How did Nicaragua reduce hunger and malnutrition?

Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. How has this been achieved?

Tigray conflict Ethiopia Famine looms over northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region as civil war re-escalates

With seasonal rains on the horizon, the one chance to avert a full blown famine in Tigray and parts of neighboring Amhara and Afar, already reeling under a severe food shortage, may be lost if the fighting does not cease