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U.N. Working with Taliban to Offer Afghans Humanitarian Aid

Several United Nations agencies announced on Thursday that they had begun a nationwide humanitarian aid distribution campaign in Afghanistan, about a month after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the organization was working in the country “with the cooperation of the Taliban.”

Burqa-clad Afghan women line up to receive food donation from the World Food Programme (WFP) in Kabul on April 17, 2008. International aid groups have stepped up food aid to more than two million Afghans in the wake of soaring prices of basic staples, officials said on April 16. Food …

North Korea: Eating Swans Cures Cancer

Communist propaganda in North Korea is touting the consumption of black swan meat, claiming it contains “anti-carcinogenic materials,” as the nation’s severe food shortages threaten to trigger an outright famine, the South China Morning Post reported on Wednesday.

Black Swan (Don Sniegowski/Flikr) Insert: This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrating the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. (STR/AFP via …

Ethiopian Officials Accuse Tigray Rebels of Civilian Massacre

Ethiopian government officials on Wednesday accused the rebellious Tigray minority of murdering 120 civilians at a village in the neighboring Amhara region, the first report of a large-scale atrocity since the Tigrayans invaded Amhara. Meanwhile, Sudan summoned its Ethiopian ambassador to complain about the large number of Tigrayan corpses floating across the border on the Setit River.

A woman holds up a placard in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 6, 2021, during a ceremony held to support the Ethiopian military that is battling against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Amhara and Afar regions. (Photo by Amanuel Sileshi / AFP) (Photo by AMANUEL SILESHI/AFP via …

U.N.: 70 Percent of Yemen Is Starving

A staggering 70 percent of the population in Yemen — 20 million people — are facing acute food insecurity raging from minimal to catastrophic levels, marking a 15 percent increase from last year, the United Nations humanitarian chief revealed on Monday, echoing a recent inter-agency report issued by the international body’s aid divisions.

UN seeks $4 bn for Yemen

Venezuela: Over 15% of People Eat Garbage to Survive

A new study finds Venezuela on the brink of famine, with an alarming fifteen percent of citizens saying they can only feed themselves with “food waste discarded by commercial establishments,” while nearly half say they have had to take time off work to search for food.

This June 2, 2016 photo shows a pregnant woman who did not want to be named, holding a pineapple in one hand as she continues to pick through garbage bags outside a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela. Unemployed people converge every dusk at the trash heap to pick through rotten …