The population of the Syrian town of Al-Kiswah near Damascus has doubled as thousands have sought refuge there. Few can afford to buy food. The UN World Food Program has been supporting Syrians in need, but says it will run out of money soon.
While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The war-ravaged country will have a million cholera cases by the end of year.
Hunger levels are surging globally, with crises escalating in Yemen and South Sudan. As we mark World Food Day, DW learns how failing to tackle suffering today will leave a dangerous legacy for tomorrow.
Over a hundred million people are facing food insecurity with some on the brink of famine, says Daniel Gustafson, deputy director of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Helping people feed themselves is key.
The UN's World Food Program has issued its latest report on food crises, as children's agency UNICEF warns of an increase of cases of cholera in Somalia. Armed conflict and natural disasters are the main causes.
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