Japan’s Food Assistance To Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Receives $1.5 Mn Food Assistance From Japan Amid Rising Food Crisis

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. 

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 - 03:02 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Sri Lanka, Japan, food crisis, Economic crisis, WFP

Courtesy: ANI

Afghan running out food

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We Can 'Starve', Our Children Cannot: Afghan Parents On Starvation

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. 

Wed, 24 Nov 2021 - 02:12 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Afghanistan, Taliban, Starvation, children, food crisis

Courtesy: India Today

Farmer spraying insecticide on crops

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2 of 5 Plant Species On Verge Of Extinction: Royal Botanical Garden Report

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.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 02:52 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Royal Botanical Garden, United Kingdom, Climate Change, Disaster, food crisis, poverty

Courtesy: The Guardian