Tag: Famine

Venezuelans’ Struggle to Survive, Told in Pictures

To visit Venezuela today is to see how misrule can shatter a country. Years of corrupt, incompetent and autocratic rule have left Venezuelans hungry and children dying for want of basic medical care. Daniela Serrano, above, lost a child this year to malnutrition and now watches apprehensively as her daughter, Daryelis, 3, undergoes a health […]

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Xi Extols China’s ‘Red’ Heritage in a Land Haunted by Famine Under Mao

XINYANG, China — Harrowing memories of China’s revolutionary past hang over the rolling wheat fields and scattered villages where the Communist Party’s leader, Xi Jinping, recently visited to commemorate 70 years since Mao Zedong founded the People’s Republic. Yet not all who died in the Xinyang region during Mao’s tumultuous era were honored during Mr. […]

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U.N. Aid Chief Warns of Looming ‘Horror’ as Somalia Again Faces Famine

The top humanitarian official at the United Nations sounded the alarm on Wednesday about the looming risk of famine in the Horn of Africa because of drought, warning that more than five million people are threatened, mostly Somalis. The official, Mark Lowcock, under secretary general and emergency relief coordinator at the United Nations, said that […]

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