Researchers develop food aid decision-making tool

Shipping food to foreign countries may not always be the best response to food crises; sometimes sending cash or procuring goods locally is cheaper, faster and more effective.

Reducing spoilage in food aid shipments

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) ships out food aid worth more than $1 billion every year—over a million tons of grains, soybeans, and other staples sent to dozens of countries around the world. Even ...

Heavy rains leave 22 dead in Nicaragua

Days of torrential rains in Nicaragua left 22 people dead and left homeless more than 32,000 others, according to an official report Saturday.

More than 113 mn people suffer 'acute hunger': UN

More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced "acute hunger" last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region, the UN said Tuesday.

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