Public Health Advocates Blast UNICEF Campaign to Feed Starving Children Nutrition Paste

A coalition of public health advocates called the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) has issued an unusually strong condemnation of UNICEF for supporting the use of a highly processed paste to feed impoverished children. IBFAN claimed the scientific trials cited by UNICEF to recommend the paste as safe and effective were compromised by its manufacturers, including Nestle, Heinz, and especially French food company Nutriset.

Children shelter from the sun in Ankilimarovahatsy, Madagascar, a village in the far south of the island where most children are acutely malnourished, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. As a consequence of three straight years of drought, along with historic neglect by the government of the remote region as well as …

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

Daily Looting: Venezuelans Empty Truck Full of Milk, Set It on Fire

A mob of starved Venezuelan residents in central Carabobo state stopped a truck full of powdered milk Monday night, looting its contents and setting parts of the truck on fire. Incidents like this, many caught on video, are occurring on a daily basis in the socialist nation as the government struggles to subdue protesters.

Daily Looting: Venezuelans Empty Truck Full of Milk, Set It on Fire

Carbon Dioxide Is Not Our Enemy

Beneath all the furious arguments and billion-dollar politics of the climate change debate lies a core assertion: human industry is pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which is raising the temperature of the Earth, in a way that will harm all living things.

November 26, 2015 shows a foggy forest on the Spanish canary island of Tenerife. The fog collection uses large canvas to trap the condensation contained in the fog, formating water droplets which are collected after flowing down the net. AFP PHOTO/ DESIREE MARTIN / AFP / DESIREE MARTIn

Eighty Percent of Yemenis Dependent on Humanitarian Aid as Starvation, Dengue Fever Ravage Civilians

Nearly 80% of Yemen’s civilian population is dependent on humanitarian aid for food and water, while six million are believed to be suffering “severe” hunger, and up to 8,000 people may have contracted Dengue fever. This is the dire portrait of a war-torn nation the United Nations presented this week, as fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels and supporters of Sunni President Hadi and Saudi Arabia continue to struggle for power.