UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on all developed economies to tax profits from fossil fuels and dedicate the funds both to compensate for damage from climate crisis and to help people struggling with high prices.
As many as 19,700 people are estimated to be dying of hunger every day, over 200 NGOs say in a open letter addressing world leaders gathering in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
The war-ravaged country's existing strategic food stockpiles would last until the end of August.
UN chief Antonio Guterres said fertiliser and energy prices rose in the past year, adding they would impact all harvests including rice and corn.
A new Save the Children report reveals the social impact of Myanmar's military coup since the military takeover unfolded in February.
More than 88 million people were suffering from “acute hunger” at the end of 2020 due to conflict and instability, a 20 percent increase in one year, says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at UNSC meeting.
US President Joe Biden is signing two executive orders that will increase food aid, protect job seekers on unemployment and clear a path for federal workers and contractors to get a $15 hourly minimum wage.
Food prices soared by more than 200 percent in less than a year due to the free-fall in neighbouring Lebanon's economy and Covid-19 lockdown measures in Syria, the World Food Programme has said.
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