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UN: Hunger Crisis Worsening in South Sudan

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says ongoing conflict and a weak harvest in South Sudan have put millions of people on the brink of a severe hunger crisis. A joint report released Wednesday by the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says the number of food-insecure people in South Sudan has risen […]

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Nearly 3 Million Facing Hunger in Afghanistan

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of aid agencies has warned that nearly three million people in Afghanistan are facing hunger as the region’s harsh winter months approach. The group of nine charities, including Oxfam and Save the Children, said Friday this year’s severe drought has left communities with very little food. The agencies said the scarcity, combined with […]

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Nearly 3 Million Facing Hunger in Afghanistan

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of aid agencies has warned that nearly three million people in Afghanistan are facing hunger as the region’s harsh winter months approach. The organizations, including Oxfam and Save the Children, said Friday a drought earlier year has left communities with very little food. The agencies said the scarcity, combined with soaring food prices, […]

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3 Million Facing Hunger in Afghanistan

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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A group of aid agencies has warned that three million people in Afghanistan are facing hunger this winter. The organizations, including Oxfam and Save the Children, said Friday a drought earlier year has left communities with very little food. The agencies said that food prices have soared — causing families to skip meals, borrow money, […]

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Cambodian Baby Surviving Floods on Raw Cow’s Milk

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Cambodian toddler cut off from his parents by massive regional flooding is relying on direct nourishment from a cow, with his impoverished caretaker unable to afford milk powder. The baby’s struggle was first reported Monday by Chinese state television from Cambodia’s Siem Reap province — part of a vast area ravaged by months of […]

Afghan Police Break Up Former MP’s Hunger Strike

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan police have taken a female politician to the hospital after removing her from outside parliament, where she had been holding a hunger strike. Simeen Barakzai had not eaten in 12 days and was determined to continue to fast until she was reinstated as a member of parliament. She repeatedly had refused to be taken […]

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Afghan Election Officials Reaffirm Decision to Expel 9 MPs

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan election officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their decision to expel nine lawmakers from parliament for voter fraud. The head of Afghanistan’s election commission, Fazel Ahmad Manawai, said Tuesday the officials are ready and willing to make public how they arrived at their decision. Their announcement came after one of the unseated politicians, Simeen Barakzai, vowed […]

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Afghan Election Officials Offer to Release Voter Fraud Findings

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan election officials say they stand by their decision to expel nine lawmakers from parliament for voter fraud, even though one of the unseated politicians vows to continue a hunger strike until she is reinstated. The head of Afghanistan’s election commission said Tuesday that they are ready and willing to make public how they arrived […]

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Afghan Female Lawmaker Stages Hunger Strike

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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An ousted female Afghan lawmaker has mounted a hunger strike to protest her expulsion from parliament over alleged vote fraud in last year’s parliamentary elections. Semin Barakzai has staged her political protest for more than a week in Kabul in a tent outside parliament. Dozens of lawmakers returned to parliament Saturday following a boycott of […]

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Child Hunger is Cited as Growing Problem in Hong Kong

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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A new study commissioned by Oxfam found tens of thousands of children are regularly going hungry amid the glitter and prosperity of Hong Kong. The study, performed by Hong Kong University and released Thursday, found children go hungry in one-sixth of families living below the poverty line. That includes more than 140,000 families in the […]

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