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UN projects soaring humanitarian needs in world in 2022

Dec. 02, 2021 00:10 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations is predicting that a record 274 million people – who together would amount to the world’s fourth most-populous country – will require emergency humanitarian aid next year in countries like Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Syria and Yemen which face a...

Study: Climate change not causing Madagascar drought, famine

Dec. 01, 2021 18:21 PM EST

Don’t blame climate change for the devastating Madagascar drought and famine, scientists said in a new analysis Wednesday. World Weather Attribution, which does real time studies of extreme weather throughout the world, examined the drought, which...

Emaciated children in Kabul hospital point to rising hunger

Nov. 08, 2021 09:07 AM EST

KABUL (AP) — In Kabul's main children's hospital, 2½-year-old Guldana is sitting up in her bed, but she’s too exhausted to even open her eyes. Her tiny body is wrapped in a blanket, only her emaciated face showing. She’s one of a growing number of near-starving...

'Heartbreaking' Madagascar is wake-up call to climate crisis

Nov. 02, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The drought-stricken island nation of Madagascar is a ’wake up call” to what the world can expect in coming years due to climate change, the head of the United Nations' food aid agency said Tuesday. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food...

Conn. AG probing closure of Quinnipiac's Irish Hunger museum

Oct. 30, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's attorney general is investigating the closure of Quinnipiac University's Great Irish Hunger Museum, which shut its doors permanently in August after nine years dedicated to to study of what's commonly known as the Irish potato famine. ...