Doctors fear silent Covid disaster in Yemen

The UN is warning that the international community is in a race against time to save Yemen, ravaged by years of man-made famine and war, now also seeing some of the highest mortality rates because of Covid-19. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Tonight we report from the port city of Aden, an enclave run by a separatist group … Read more Doctors fear silent Covid disaster in Yemen

Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

Devastating floods, swarms of desert locusts and the widespread impact of the coronavirus have struck residents in Somalia. Nearly 500,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in the country’s central regions, whilst food supplies have been threatened by the invasion of locusts. UN officials have warned that the combined effect of these issues plus … Read more Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

Locust swarms | Pakistani crop destroyed by insect infestation

Overwhelming hordes of locusts have attacked Pakistani agricultural fields with some farmers claiming the devastation brought to the crop by the insects is worse than that of a snowfall. This damage could lead to risk of famine due to decimated crops. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook … Read more Locust swarms | Pakistani crop destroyed by insect infestation

Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Eid Message – Programme Budget 2021 – Vaccination – Bangladesh – Senior Personnel Appointment – Mali – South America Appeal – Forests – Financing for Development SECRETARY-GENERAL/EID MESSAGE Today, the Secretary-General will give a virtual Eid Message at an interactive discussion with Member States representing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. … Read more Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

Covid-19: famine fears in India as agriculture disrupted by lockdown

Many farmers in India are facing bankruptcy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Experts warn that the country may potentially face a public health crisis. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more Covid-19: famine fears in India as agriculture disrupted by lockdown

Coronavirus intensifies the world’s worst humanitarian disaster in Yemen

A lack of international funding is forcing the United Nations to cut aid programmes in war-torn Yemen, where the population is now facing COVID-19 alongside famine, cholera and other diseases. Sky News has filmed across the country, from the capital Sanaa to the divided city of Taiz, where hundreds are thought to have died in … Read more Coronavirus intensifies the world’s worst humanitarian disaster in Yemen

Coronavirus intensifies world’s worst humanitarian disaster in Yemen

A lack of international funding is forcing the UN to cut aid programmes in war-torn Yemen, now facing COVID-19 alongside famine, cholera and other diseases. Sky News has filmed across the country, from the capital Sanaa to the divided city of Taiz and the southern port of Aden, where hundreds are thought to have died … Read more Coronavirus intensifies world’s worst humanitarian disaster in Yemen

We’re facing a double pandemic’: UN body warns of ‘mega-famines’

The United Nations’s World Food Program says billions of dollars are needed to help poorer countries cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects. It is asking world leaders to contribute, saying that the coronavirus could push an additional 135 million people to the brink of starvation, warning that a failure to help could … Read more We’re facing a double pandemic’: UN body warns of ‘mega-famines’

‘We need to act swiftly to avoid a reversal of the development gains’ – Humanitarian Affairs Chief

Remarks by Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan. The United Nations (UN) and partners today (7 May) launched a (USD) 6.7 billion appeal to protect millions of lives and halt the spread of COVID-19 in more than 60 of the … Read more ‘We need to act swiftly to avoid a reversal of the development gains’ – Humanitarian Affairs Chief

Middle East confronts outbreak against backdrop of conflicts

Some parts of the world have begun easing COVID-19 restrictions as the pandemic’s socio-economic implications have become a major cause for concern. The United Nations has warned of famine in the conflict-plagued Middle East. Experts are advising leaders in the region to brace for impact. Stephanie Freid reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download … Read more Middle East confronts outbreak against backdrop of conflicts

COVID-19 consequences | UN warns of great famine

Food catastrophe may unfold because of #COVID19 pandemic, says the UN. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv #RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting … Read more COVID-19 consequences | UN warns of great famine

Is coronavirus threatening food security? – Inside Story

Widespread famines of biblical proportions. The UN is warning covid-19 could cause an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. It says the number of people who cannot get enough to eat could double by the end of the year. That is more than quarter of a billion people. 21,000 people already die of hunger every day. And that … Read more Is coronavirus threatening food security? – Inside Story

Coronavirus: UK will need social distancing until at least end of year, says Chris Whitty

Social distancing will be needed until at least the end of the year to prevent fresh outbreaks of coronavirus, the government’s chief medical officer has said. Prof Chris Whitty said it was important to be realistic that ‘highly disruptive’ social distancing would need to be in place for ‘really quite a long period of time’. … Read more Coronavirus: UK will need social distancing until at least end of year, says Chris Whitty

Starmer questions Raab on coronavirus crisis in first virtual PMQs – watch live

Labour’s new leader, Keir Starmer is questioning the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, over the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis in the first virtual Prime Minister’s Questions. Usually the leader of the opposition appoints his deputy to take to the dispatch box when the prime minister is away, but Starmer is breaking with tradition to … Read more Starmer questions Raab on coronavirus crisis in first virtual PMQs – watch live