Study finds Indian water reservoirs shrinking, warns taps may run dry soon

Study finds Indian water reservoirs shrinking, warns taps may run dry soon

Shrinking reservoirs could spark the next "day zero" water crisis, according to the developers of a satellite early warning system for the world`s 500,000 dams.

Apr 12, 2018, 18:23 PM IST
Yemen faces world's biggest famine, millions victimised: UN

Yemen faces world's biggest famine, millions victimised: UN

Earlier this week, the UN and the Red Cross warned that a "catastrophic" situation threatened millions of Yemenis who relied on life-saving aid deliveries.

Nov 09, 2017, 17:50 PM IST
20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

Famine is defined as occurring when 20 per cent of the population is starving, 30 per cent of the children are extremely malnourished, and the mortality rate has reached double its average.

May 19, 2017, 08:54 AM IST

UN chief arrives on emergency visit to Somalia for famine

The United Nations estimates that 5 million people in Somalia need aid, amid warnings of a famine. 

Mar 07, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

Three droughts put Bundelkhand on the verge of famine: Yogendra ​Yadav

With three droughts in successive years, the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh is on the verge of famine, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav on Wednesday claimed and called for urgent steps by the Centre and state government to address the problem.

Nov 25, 2015, 21:43 PM IST

Prenatal exposure to famine ups diabetes risk

Children born during times of famine are at an increased risk of developing diabetes later in adulthood.

Sep 04, 2015, 14:16 PM IST

Russian ''food crematoria'' provoke outrage amid crisis, famine memories

The Russian government plans for mass destruction of banned Western food imports have provoked outrage in a country where poverty rates are soaring and memories remain of famine during Soviet times.

Aug 06, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

India's romance with the monsoons

Vasavi Garg

Jul 18, 2015, 09:25 AM IST

UN humanitarian pause in Yemen to begin Friday

The United Nations on Thursday announced a six-day humanitarian pause in fighting in Yemen to bring in urgently needed supplies for millions of desperate people on the brink of famine.

Jul 10, 2015, 02:23 AM IST

Amid violence and hunger, South Sudan marks 4th birthday

Amid ongoing violence and the threat of famine, South Sudan is marking four years of independence from Sudan.

Jul 09, 2015, 17:09 PM IST

UN appeals for Yemen ceasefire as famine looms

 The UN envoy for Yemen on Wednesday urged warring sides to agree to a ceasefire as fighting pushed the poor Arab country closer to famine and deeper into humanitarian crisis.

Jun 24, 2015, 22:39 PM IST

UN warns of coming hunger in North Korea

A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview.

May 30, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

Bob Geldof to fire up charity hit 30 years on to fight Ebola

Musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof, who in 1984 inspired a host of rock stars to record a charity single for Africa, will raise money to combat Ebola with a new version of the song.

Nov 11, 2014, 04:15 AM IST

US unveils $83 mn in aid for S Sudan

The United States on Monday unveiled some $83 million in new aid for South Sudanese refugees who have fled fighting triggering fears of a looming famine.

Sep 30, 2014, 03:40 AM IST

A million people at risk as Somalia slides towards famine: UN

Over a million people in war-torn Somalia are struggling in conditions close to famine, with hunger and drought due to worsen, United Nations experts said Tuesday.

Sep 02, 2014, 15:18 PM IST

South Sudan humanitarian aid operations are world`s largest: UN

The scale of humanitarian operations in South Sudan is now the largest in any single country and the world`s youngest nation is on the brink of catastrophe as a famine looms, the U.N. deputy peacekeeping chief said on Wednesday.

Aug 07, 2014, 06:39 AM IST

UN warns of world inaction as South Sudan famine looms

Top UN aid chiefs have begged donors to increase efforts to stave off looming famine in South Sudan, where a third of the population are in crisis after months of war.

Jul 26, 2014, 12:08 PM IST

Somali capital one step short of famine: UN

War-torn Somalia is sliding back into an acute hunger crisis with parts of the capital facing emergency levels just short of famine, the United Nations warned Monday.

Jul 07, 2014, 15:21 PM IST

1 million South Sudanese may face famine: UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.

Apr 17, 2014, 11:15 AM IST

Over 100 dead due to malnutrition in Pakistan`s Sindh: Reports

Over 100 people, including many children, have died in Pakistan`s Sindh province due to severe malnutrition in what has been described as a famine-like situation that has alarmed the government.

Mar 07, 2014, 20:23 PM IST