Migrant workers withdraw hunger strike

Migrant workers withdraw hunger strike

OF DEMOS AND DEMANDS Expat welfare minister assures them of setting up RT-PCR lab at airport Staff Correspondent Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:00 AM Migrant workers at the expatriates’ welfare ministry. Photo: Collected “> Migrant workers at the expatriates’ welfare ministry. Photo: Collected After assurance from the authorities, the stranded Bangladeshis who works […]

Fortifying food: An effective strategy to combat hidden hunger

Migrant agricultural workers trapped in Faridpur without employment

In Bangladesh, 36 percent of children under the age of five suffer from stunting, a classic symptom of chronic malnutrition. PHOTO: COLLECTED “> In Bangladesh, 36 percent of children under the age of five suffer from stunting, a classic symptom of chronic malnutrition. PHOTO: COLLECTED Bangladesh, despite being one of the world’s fastest-growing economies with […]

Pope to UN forum: Hunger is ‘crime’ violating basic rights

Pope to UN forum: Hunger is 'crime' violating basic rights

Pope Francis on Monday decried as criminal the existence of hunger in a world which can produce enough food for all, building on a warning from the chief of the United Nations that climate change and conflict are both a consequence and a driver of poverty and income inequality. Earlier in the day, U.N. Secretary-General […]

UN: Covid triggered biggest increase in hunger in decades

UN: Covid triggered biggest increase in hunger in decades

A child prays before eating at the Kapuy Foundation shelter which supports children abandoned, or with serious health problems, including undernourishment in Venezuela AFP The number of people facing hunger increased by at least 18% due to the pandemic The Covid pandemic caused an estimated 18% increase in the number of people facing hunger, a […]

Oxfam: Acute hunger kills 11 people every minute

Oxfam: Acute hunger kills 11 people every minute

File Photo: Yemeni child with acute malnutrition, is held by his mother inside a hut at a camp for the internally displaced in Yemen’s northern Hajjah province on March 2, 2021 AFP  World hunger rose steeply in 2020, with six times more people living in “famine-like conditions” than in 2019 Eleven people likely die from […]

Hunger, drought, disease: UN climate report reveals dire health threats

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A child belonging to the Turkana community stands next to the family house, covered with a blanket, in the early morning hours in an arid dry area in Morungole, Turkana County, Kenya, on October 3, 2019 AFP A forthcoming report by the IPCC, offers a distressing vision of the decades to come: Malnutrition, water insecurity, […]

Untangling the links between poverty, hunger, and migration in Bangladesh

Untangling the links between poverty, hunger, and migration in Bangladesh

To cope with seasonal poverty and unexpected shocks such as floods or illnesses, rural residents in poor agricultural communities in Bangladesh often share resources with each other or migrate to urban areas in search of work. A new study led by Yale economists explores how these coping strategies are related, and how encouraging more migration affects the entire […]

As ‘heat shocks’ ruin rice crops, Bangladesh faces hunger risk

As 'heat shocks' ruin rice crops, Bangladesh faces hunger risk

Heat stress – caused by high temperatures, low rainfall and low humidity – disrupted rice growth this spring, with climate experts warning of a threat to food supplies * Heat stress is a mix of high temperatures and low moisture * Temperatures reached 36C, compared to an April average of 33C * Bangladeshi farmers suffered […]