Articles tagged "food crisis"

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China stockpiling food at historically high levels

China is stockpiling food at historically high levels and now has more than half of the world's maize and other grains. By mid-2022, the country is estimated to hold 69% of the world’s corn reserves, 60% of rice, and 51% of wheat. At the end of 2021,...

January 14, 2022

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Southern Angola facing the worst drought since 1981, leading to severe hunger

People living in drought-stricken provinces of southern Angola are facing the worst drought since 1981 and an extended hunger season. According to ECHO, the poor harvests have severely affected the population access to food in this region, which is highly dependent...

October 01, 2021

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Sri Lanka raids private warehouses after declaring a state of emergency due to food shortages

Sri Lankan government raided private warehouses outside capital Colombo to seize thousands of tonnes of sugar last week. The raids came a day after the country declaring a state of emergency due to food shortages. Major General Senarath Niwunhella, who was named...

September 06, 2021

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Fifth of world's food lost to over-eating and waste, study finds

Almost 20% of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10% more food than it needs, while almost 9% is thrown away or left to spoil, researchers say. Efforts to reduce the...

February 22, 2017

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Almost 3 million people at risk of facing hunger in the next few months in Malawi, Africa

Almost 3 million people are in danger of facing hunger and severe shortage of food supply in Malawi in southeast Africa over the next couple of months, the Christian Aid reported on September 30, 2015, as the country faces its most severe food crisis in the last 10...

October 02, 2015