Latest Famine News

German parliament labels 1930s Ukraine famine as genocide

Nov. 30, 2022 16:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament on Wednesday approved a resolution recognizing as genocide Ukraine's 1930s “Holodomor," a famine believed to have killed more than 3 million Ukrainians under the repressive rule of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. The resolution was brought to the...

Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Nov. 26, 2022 17:12 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier. The exodus from Kherson came as Ukraine solemnly remembered a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia's...

Pope links plight of Ukrainians today to Stalin's 'genocide'

Nov. 23, 2022 09:27 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday linked the suffering of Ukrainians now to the 1930s “genocide artificially caused by Stalin," when the Soviet leader was blamed for creating a man-made famine in Ukraine believed to have killed more than 3 million people. Francis’...

Leaders quietly work to ramp up pressure on N. Korea at G-20

Nov. 15, 2022 20:54 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — With all the big issues dominating this week’s meeting of leaders of the world’s biggest economies — war, famine, poverty, to name just a few — there’s been little public discussion of North Korea and its pursuit of nuclear-armed missiles. ...

Russia suspends Ukraine grain deal over ship attack claim

Oct. 29, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced Saturday that it will immediately suspend its implementation of a U.N.-brokered grain deal that has seen more than 9 million tons of grain exported from Ukraine during the war and has brought down soaring global food prices. Ukraine accused Russia of creating...

UN: Almost 1 million drought-hit Somalis in al-Shabab areas

Oct. 26, 2022 03:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations says close to 1 million drought-affected people in Somalia are in areas under the control or influence of the al-Shabab extremist group, and it appealed to the fighters to allow humanitarian access as famine threatens the country. The U.N....

New report: A record 4.7 million Haitians face acute hunger

Oct. 14, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A record 4.7 million people in Haiti are facing acute hunger, including 19,000 in catastrophic famine conditions for the first time, all in a slum controlled by gangs in the capital, according to a report released Friday. The U.N. World Food Program and Food...

Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia

Oct. 05, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t. It hasn’t for a very long time. Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old, and he’s completing the grimmest journey of his...

EXPLAINER: A look at famine and its toll as Somalia at risk

Oct. 05, 2022 04:31 AM EDT

DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — Within weeks, a famine could be declared in Somalia, affecting more than 850,000 people in two of the country's worst drought-affected areas plus thousands of people in displacement camps. Such a declaration by the United Nations and partners is rare and a...

Climate Migration: Blind and homeless amid Somalia's drought

Sep. 29, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — Blindness heightens the remaining senses. The thud of a toppling camel is more jarring, the feel of tightening skin more acute, the smell of death thicker after weeks and months and then years without the rain that’s needed to survive. Perhaps, as panic...