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North Korea’s Kim warns failure to provide food a “serious political issue”

Seoul, South Korea Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for ways to be found to improve economic development after saying that a failure to provide people with basic living necessities including food is a “serious political issue”, state media reported on Thursday. Kim made the remarks while discussing regional development in a […]

Gaza fishermen brave shells for tiny catches in struggle to feed families

Rafah, Gaza Reuters Gaza fisherman Abdul Rahim al-Najjar risks his life every day rowing a dinghy into the waves under Israeli military surveillance to net an occasional crab or fish – tiny morsels of food on which his hungry family has come to rely.  The fishermen of the tiny Palestinian enclave have long been subject […]

Food and aid pile up at Niger’s border as sanctions bite

Trucks carrying food, humanitarian aid, and industrial equipment wait due to sanctions imposed by Niger's regional and international allies, in the border town of Malanville, Benin, on 18th August, 2023

Malanville, Benin/Niamey, Niger Reuters The Malanville border crossing in northern Benin is one of the busiest in West Africa. Trucks with food, humanitarian aid and industrial materials usually flow freely into neighbouring Niger, one of the world’s poorest countries.  Today it is at a standstill. Trucks carrying food, humanitarian aid, and industrial equipment wait due […]

Nagorno-Karabakh residents say “disastrous” blockade choking supplies

An ethnic Armenian soldier looks through binoculars as he stands at fighting positions near the village of Taghavard in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, on 11th January, 2021.

Tbilisi, GeorgiaReuters Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh say it is getting harder to access food, medicines and other essential supplies as an Azerbaijani blockade of the breakaway region drags into its ninth month.  The UN Security Council discussed the blockade on Wednesday, after a former International Criminal Court prosecutor this month said the blockade may amount to […]