Category: Poverty

New UN agriculture agency report underscores value of fishing in fight against global hunger

The vital role that fishing and fish-farming play in supporting some of the poorest families across the world, came under the spotlight on Monday with the publication of the annual United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the global industry. According to the latest State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report, nearly 60 million […]

Both radio and sports can help people achieve their potential, says UN on World Radio Day

In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, marking World Radio Day with a call to celebrate both radio and sports as ways of helping people achieve their potential. Radio is a powerful, low-cost communication tool that reaches the […]

Some four million Iraqi children in need says UNICEF, ahead of investment conference in Kuwait

About a quarter of all Iraqi children are living in poverty, and in the wake of more than four years of violence, families are being pushed to “extreme measures” in order to survive, said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday, as a major conference on rebuilding the country was set to open tomorrow […]

Hunger continues to intensify in conflict zones, UN agencies report to Security Council

Food insecurity – or lack of access to enough food – continues to worsen in places torn by conflict, United Nations agencies reported Monday, listing Yemen, South Sudan and Syria among the countries most affected by acute hunger. Highlighting the extremely critical importance of humanitarian support for affected communities, the report was generated by the […]

UN ramps up aid delivery amid surge of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The speed and scale of people fleeing Myanmar has triggered a humanitarian emergency in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of refugees now depend on humanitarian assistance for shelter, food, water and other life-saving needs, says the United Nations migration agency. “The seriousness of the situation cannot be over-emphasized,” said International Organization for Migration (IOM) Bangladesh Chief of […]