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Doctors say ‘fossil fuel addiction’ kills, starves millions
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Doctors say ‘fossil fuel addiction’ kills, starves millions

Extreme weather from climate change triggered hunger in nearly 100 million people and increased heat deaths by 68% in vulnerable populations worldwide as the world’s “fossil fuel addiction” degrades public health each year, doctors reported in a new study. Worldwide the burning of coal, oil, natural gas and biomass forms air pollution that kills 1.2...

Millions at risk in flood-hit Nigeria; relief chief highlights hunger in Burkina Faso |
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Millions at risk in flood-hit Nigeria; relief chief highlights hunger in Burkina Faso |

Infrastructure and farmland have also been damaged, said the statement issued on behalf of Secretary-General António Guterres, worsening the cost of living across the country.   He extended his deepest condolences to the Government of Nigeria and to the affected families, reiterating the UN’s continuing “commitment to supporting the Government of Nigeria in this challenging time.” © UNICEF/Esiebo/Abraham...

Global Hunger Index erroneous measure of hunger: Health Ministry sources
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Global Hunger Index erroneous measure of hunger: Health Ministry sources

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is an erroneous measure of hunger and suffers from serious methodological issues, Union Health Ministry sources said on Tuesday after India was ranked 107th out of 121 countries in this year’s rankings. Three out of four indicators used for calculation are related to health of children and...

Govt on denial mode on Global Hunger Index ranking: P Chidambaram
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Govt on denial mode on Global Hunger Index ranking: P Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has alleged that the government was in a denial mode on the poverty and hunger index rankings. He said on Tuesday, “Sadly, the Modi government is in denial mode as was evident when it rejected India’s 107 ranking in the Global Hunger Index.” “The UNDP and...

Soaring dollar leaves food piled up in ports as world hunger grows
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Soaring dollar leaves food piled up in ports as world hunger grows

Food importers from Africa to Asia are scrambling for dollars to pay their bills as a surge in the US currency drives prices even higher for countries already facing a historic global food crisis. In Ghana, importers are warning about shortages in the run up to Christmas. Thousands of containers loaded with...

Witnessing a two-year-old’s death from hunger
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Witnessing a two-year-old’s death from hunger

Hawa, seen here holding her daughter Ubah and with her son Abdiwali lying on the bed, says he had been growing weaker for weeks before they came to get help After two days in a small Somali hospital, Abdiwali Abdi seemed to be groping his way towards some sort of recovery. The two-year-old still weighed...

Govt living in denial: Congress on India’s Global Hunger Index ranking
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Govt living in denial: Congress on India’s Global Hunger Index ranking

The Congress on Saturday hit out at the BJP government, saying it is “living in denial” and is suppressing facts, after India was ranked 107 out of 121 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2022. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said India has slipped in the hunger index yet again, now ranking 107,...