Category - food shortages

  • 9 Sep 2013

    Erratic rains and unusual mid-season droughts over the past year have triggered critical levels of crop failure in Zimbabwe, according to the World Food Programme.

  • 26 May 2011

    The National Council of Churches in Korea has been threatened with legal action by the Seoul government after sending food aid to starving North Koreans.

  • 12 Jul 2010

    I’m always complaining about food bills. My family will testify how annoyed I get when they then waste the purchased food. “Do you know that people in England and Wales throw away 3.6 million tonnes of food each year?” I ask my three teenage boys, “and that 60 per cent of it is untouched, with salad, fruit and bread being the most commonly wasted?” I fail to engender outrage. But then we’re better off than most. At the weekend the charity, ‘Contact a Family’, warned that families in UK with disabled children are going without basics such as food after being left in financial "dire straits”.

  • 23 Apr 2008

    The agency is providing relief to hungry children and families affected by the crisis and is preparing to increase its response. Rising global prices for food and fuel have hammered Haiti, which survives largely on imported goods.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    Extreme rainfall in Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe has caused severe flooding with devastating consequences - including food shortages to come as farmers’ crops are washed away, warn international church and development bodies.