Sri Lanka received the first tranche of food assistance worth USD 1.5 million from the government of Japan, on August 30. This has come as per the promise made by Japan earlier this year, through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Reportedly, over six million Sri Lankans (roughly 30% of the total population), are facing a grim food crisis.
The situation in Afghanistan is getting worse after the US forces left the country as people are now heading towards starvation. Describing her ordeal a 35-year-old native Zarghuna said, ''We just have dinner in the evening sometimes. We don't even have that and we go to sleep without eating anything.'' She further stated that she and her husband can face it but her kids cry when they don't get food.
Courtesy: India Today
A Report by the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew, warned 40% of the plant species are on near-extinction, owing to environmental destruction. The Study cites deforestation, invasive species and climate change as the major factors behind the issue. Prof. Antonelli, Director of the Royal Botanical Garden, said, “we are losing species faster than we can find and name them.” Reportedly, just 15 plants provide 90% of all calories.
Courtesy: The Guardian