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Tigray’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens with Theft of Critical Supplies of Fuel Oil

Tigray’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens with Theft of Critical Supplies of Fuel Oil

September is supposed to be a very critical month for the nearly 5.5 million people of Tigray region of Ethiopia affected by very severe food shortages, almost half of them on brink of starvation. If the neighboring regions of Afar and Amhara are included then as many as 13 million people face a very difficult situation. The United Nations officials[Read More…]

by 14/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Horn of Africa Moving Rapidly Towards Famine, Millions Face Starvation

Horn of Africa Moving Rapidly Towards Famine, Millions Face Starvation

The greater part of the Horn of Africa region is seeing a steady worsening of hunger and starvation, as four years of rain failure have tasted the limits of the coping mechanisms of people. In Somalia, a country of around 16 million people, nearly 260,000 people are reported to have died in the famine of 2010-11. The international community was[Read More…]

by 10/09/2022 Comments are Disabled World
The threat of large-scale famine

The threat of large-scale famine

Disasters threaten human civilization Among the greatest dangers to human civilization are nuclear war and catastrophic climate change, dangers which also threaten the biosphere. In addition to these two existential threats, humans also face the threat of an extremely large-scale famine, involving billions of people, rather than millions. The beginning of this famine, which could involve much of the world’s[Read More…]

by 11/06/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Great Hunger

Great Hunger

Earlier this year, the Sisters of St. Brigid invited me to speak at their Feile Bride celebration in Kildare, Ireland. The theme of the gathering was: “Allow the Voice of the Suffering to Speak.” The Sisters have embraced numerous projects to protect the environment, welcome refugees and nonviolently resist wars. I felt grateful to reconnect with people who so vigorously[Read More…]

by 02/10/2017 1 comment World
Largest Hunger Crisis Since Creation of UN Underway As US Hoards Food To Feed Harmful Addiction

Largest Hunger Crisis Since Creation of UN Underway As US Hoards Food To Feed Harmful Addiction

The UN notes the world is “facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN … more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. Many more will suffer and die from disease.” One of the reasons scholars like Gary Francione have said[Read More…]

by 22/03/2017 1 comment World