The Immiseration of Yarmouk

Neil Durkin | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

This photograph of people in the besieged area of Yarmouk [photo from recent update] waiting to get some food at an outdoor soup kitchen is yet another reminder of what it's come to in Syria. Gruelling blockades, endless indiscriminate bombardment, destitution, pain, hunger.

Scientists Accused Of Turning Into 'Activists' Over Global Warming

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

Scientists have been accused of confusing their role as impartial observers with green activism after a paper challenging predictions about the speed ...

Climate Change Is Here, And No One Is Immune, Report Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

No one is immune to the impact of climate change, which is fuelling war, hastening natural disasters, causing the extinction of species and threatens ...

Yarmouk: The Drowned and the Not-Yet-Saved

Neil Durkin | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Things are truly desperate. Two out of every three people in Yarmouk are now said to be suffering malnutrition, and at least 128 people have starved to death since last July.

Harrowing Sketches From North Korean Defector Show Hellish Scenes Of Torture, Starvation & Death (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

Harrowing sketches depicting torture, starvation and death in a North Korean prison have been published in a UN report into human rights abuses. T...

What the Foodbank Debate Tells Us

Stephen Timms | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Timms

The debate about foodbanks exposes the dark secret at the heart of this government: they just don't care. Asked about the growth of foodbanks, David Cameron always gives the same reply: that demand for foodbanks went up tenfold under Labour. He is implying that things are no worse now than before the election. The facts, however, tell a different story. One of the reasons the extraordinary Trussell Trust has proved so irksome to government is that it keeps meticulous statistics. And it refuses to suppress them.

Under Siege in Damascus: An Activist Speaks Out

Luke McManus | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Zara Hakim is a Syrian currently living under siege in a southern suburb of Damascus. One of the many activists still inside Syria, she and her team have, for the past two weeks, been working to raise international attention for their 'Break the Siege' campaign...

Banks Making BILLIONS In Food Price Bets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Five major banks made an estimated £2.2 billion over two years from betting on the price of food including wheat, maize and soy, which has sparked ac...

Jessica Elgot

10 Silly Things People Say About Food Banks | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK

It's an embarrassing fact for the coalition government, that soaring numbers of people turning to emergency food banks. More than 350,000 people re...

Sending Food Aid To Africa Is 'Barmy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

Sending food to countries stricken by famine is "barmy" and a sign the world is heading toward disaster because of overpopulation, Sir David Attenboro...

Man Claims To Have Lived Without Food For Five Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Kirby de Lanerolle, a 'Breatharian' has claimed that he hasn't eaten anything in the past five years, but instead has only inhaled light, wind and the...

End World Hunger: Simple Steps

Rima Amin | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

I dream of the day my child asks: What was starvation? The dream is within reach: we can be the generation to end hunger. But we have to do a few things to get there, simple things...

Jessica Elgot

Working Families In Food Banks, 'Extremely Worrying' Says Top UN Official | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Food banks must not be allowed to become a permanent fixture in the UK and Europe, or used by governments to "clear their conscience" and neglect thei...

How to Lose Ten Pounds Through Your Clothes

Gail Morgan | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gail Morgan

Wouldn't it be fantastic to look 10lbs lighter immediately? This is actually possible without going on some crazy starvation diet or spending hours in the sauna!

The Injustice of Overpopulation

Chantal Lyons | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

Most population growth is happening in the developing world. The clue is in the name - many developing nations are on their way up. Endeavouring to curb population growth can only be a positive thing. Many of the actions we could take are intrinsically humanitarian in themselves.

Why Do a Billion People Go to Bed Hungry When There's Food for Everyone?

Shaheda Dewan | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Shaheda Dewan

One in eight people go to bed hungry at night and over two million children die from malnutrition every year, yet the world produces enough food to feed us all. So how did we get in this mess, and how can we get out of it?

Half Of All Food Ends Up Thrown Away

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

As much as half of all the food produced in the world - two billion tonnes worth - ends up being thrown away, according to "staggering" new figures. ...

Jessica Elgot

Starving At Christmas, British Workers, Families And Unemployed At The Food Banks | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

At the end of a quiet tree-lined street in Salisbury, where cheerful wreaths adorn the Georgian houses in one of Britain's most affluent towns, there ...

Making a Killing From Food Price Rises

Leah Kreitzman | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Politics
Leah Kreitzman

Recent analysis from Save the Children and World Vision shows that in the Sahel region currently one million children are at risk of starvation because their families can't access affordable nutritious food, having sold off their assets, their cattle and tools, to cope with the lingering drought.

We Need to Break Africa's Hunger Cycle

Barbara Stocking | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK
Barbara Stocking

Harne Waddaye, a 60-year-old grandmother, digs for food in the bare earth outside the small village of Louga in the African country of Chad. She is raiding ant nests for the grain they have stored. The few grains she is able to gather will go along with the leaves from trees her daughter collects to feed her four children and six grandchildren. It is a meagre fare.

Lady Gaga's Diet Tips

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Our society has built up an image of beauty that even starving popstars can't achieve. And when they try to, we castigate them for it. And the negative impact that this has on children and others is perpetuating the message that weight loss is about starvation and deprivation.

Things Go From Bad to Worse for Niger

Rheal Drisdelle | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK
Rheal Drisdelle

When I wrote back in January that we need to talk about the risk of famine in Niger, I had no idea then that an already very complex situation was about to see yet another twist in the tale develop.

How Plan UK can Help East Africa's Drought Victims

Dr Miriam Stoppard | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home
Dr Miriam Stoppard

Sarah Mace, who works in Plan's Disaster Management Unit looking after East Africa, has recently been out to Kenya. She says that you can feel the impact of the drought everywhere. In some areas in East Africa, it hasn't rained for three years.

Can we Feed Seven Billion People?

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 28.12.2011 | Home
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Around the world, 200 million children's growth is stunted. That is one-third of all children in the world under the age of five years old. In some Af...

Exposed: Ethiopia Gives Farmland to Foreigners While Thousands Starve

Joanna Eede | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Politics
Joanna Eede

Vast blocks of fertile land in the Omo River area in south west Ethiopia are being leased out to Malaysian, Italian and Korean companies, as well as being cleared for vast state-run plantations producing export crops, even though 90,000 tribal people in the area depend on the land to survive.