South Korea speculation about North Korea’s food insecurity flares as its top leaders prepare to discuss the “very important and urgent task” of formulating correct agricultural policy.
LPG is increasingly becoming hard to find in southern regions of Arequipa, Tacuna and Puno — relatively poor with large Indigenous populations — while prices of basic food items such as potatoes and tomatoes have tripled.
The UN food agency's average price index reaches the highest level on record as food prices surged after Russia's attacks on Ukraine in February last year.
Negotiations have been gridlocked, with developing countries unifying behind a call for COP27 to create a specific loss and damage fund - an idea that has faced reluctance from richer polluters wary of liability.
The move came to insulate domestic markets from a global wheat crisis that led to price fluctuations.
Head of World Trade Organization predicts a "bumpy and rocky" road as it opens its highest-level meeting in 4-1/2 years, with issues like pandemic preparedness, food insecurity and overfishing of the world’s seas on the agenda.
The price of the staple food item has more than doubled since May last year, as the country grapples with an unrelenting economic and political crisis that predates the coronavirus pandemic.
Aid workers are warning Tigray region is on cusp of a crisis with a shortage of food, medication and body bags.
The International Red Cross estimates that about 4.2 million people were affected by the back-to-back Category 4 hurricanes in November in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
North Korean media has not reported on Kim Jong-un's whereabouts since he presided over a meeting on April 11, provoking intense speculation about his health.
Most of the country's 450-million-strong workforce in the informal economy have no means of reaching home and staying indoors for the 21 days of shutdown.
People in Yemen confront the world's worst humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country where 8.3 million are entirely dependent on external food aid, the UN says.
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