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DUBAI (Reuters) - Famine-like conditions have re-appeared in parts of Yemen and almost half the population is experiencing high levels of food insecurity, new United Nations data showed on Thursday, with aid agencies warning time is running out to prevent mass starvation.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon is on the verge of not being able to feed itself, a British minister warned on Thursday, as the country's financial crisis hikes poverty and inflation.
GENEVA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- The year 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record, and 2011 to 2020 the warmest decade on record with the warmest six years all being since 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday.
JOHOR BARU: A total of 54 low-income earners have managed to increase their income by about 30% through chilli fertigation under the state government’s Johor People’s Economic Development Project (Proper).
A new report released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) and the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) Secretariat is urging South-East Asian governments to amplify their Covid-19 stimulus packages with much-needed investments in climate action and adaptation to support vulnerable populations exposed to both pandemics and slow-onset disasters.
GEORGE TOWN: An attempt to smuggle 8,400 packets of seeds worth almost RM145,000 without a valid import permit into the country was thwarted by enforcement officers at the Penang International Airport on Friday (Nov 27).
ROME, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Shortages and scarcity of water must be promptly addressed at a global level, as they affect more than 3 billion people around the world overall, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urged in its flagship SOFA report issued on Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The additional tax deduction for landlords of private premises who reduced their rental rates by at least 30% for small and medium businesses will be extended till March next year.
Johor Mentri Besar lays out state’s plan for economic recovery, with focus on food security, creating a digital hub and promoting investment, in maiden budget speech.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reasserted its commitment to supporting Indonesia's food security programmes in its recently released 2021-2025 Country Strategic Plan (CSP).