Famine, Explained (VIDEO)

What three conditions trigger the United Nations to declare a "famine?"  What causes a famine? And how do you stop a famine? These questions are acute right now as the world faces an unprecedented number of people living in famine or near famine conditions. ...

Yemen is on the Brink of Famine

In UN-speak there are five levels of "food insecurity." This ranges from generally food secure to famine. The chart below, from the Food and Agriculture Organization, gives you a sense of the indicators that humanitarian agencies use to determine where peop...

Shocking Global Stat of the Day

Yemen, as you know doubt know, is currently in the midst of an awful civil war. The conflict began in March last year. Thousands have been killed in the fighting and hundreds of thousands displaced. Humanitarian conditions are abysmal. Hospitals are being bomb...