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# Food Crisis

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# Food Crisis
World hunger at 'catastrophic' levels amid 'toxic cocktail' of conflict, climate change and Covid
44 countries around the world are currently suffering serious or alarming levels of hunger.
# Food Crisis
First grain ship leaves Ukrainian port of Odesa
It is due to arrive in Lebanon.
# Food Crisis
Ukraine grain deal expected tomorrow as Russian gas flows resume
This will be the first major agreement between the warring sides since the invasion began in February.
# Ukraine
US accuses Russia of holding world hostage over food amid Ukraine invasion
Washington called on Russia to allow exports of Ukrainian grain that is held up in Black Sea ports.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# United Nations
UN chief warns Ukraine war 'amplifying and accelerating' global food insecurity
Antonio Guterres said he is “hopeful” a deal will be reached to allow the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports.
# breadbasket of europe
Helping Ukraine harvest their wheat crop will help mitigate food challenges ahead, says OECD Sec Gen
Ukraine’s agriculture minister thinks they will be in a position to have a seeding program this year.
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# locusts
Locust swarms in Ethiopia creating food crisis for a million people
The swarms have damaged half a million acres of cropland.
# Read Me
Column: Smart farming needed for the future
Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.
# In focus
6 countries where global food crisis is taking terrible toll
There has been an up to 50 per cent increase in the price of staple crops since June alone – these are just some places which are being hit the hardest.
Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’
Children mine for gold in home-made pits, while parents risk their lives for food – Jim Clarken describes the harrowing scenes as a crisis unfolds in west Africa.
# Food Crisis
Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region
Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.
Column: Will GM crops save the world, or just make a lot of money?
Modified seeds are touted as the answer to a growing global population – but they come with sinister consequences, writes Kevin Downey.
# Child Deaths
UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp
Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
# Somalia
WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia
Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.
# Somalia
All sides to blame in Somali disaster, says human rights group
In its latest report, Human Rights Watch says that government troops,