Cash averts famine in Somalia

Cash averts famine in Somalia

SIM cards loaded with cash handed out across the country have been credited with staving off a Somali famine after warnings of an impending crisis in February. Roshni Majumdar reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

20 years ago...

Chris Brazier looks back at our May 1995 issue.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Who profits from the 7 billion population frenzy?

Who profits from the 7 billion population frenzy?

Vanessa Baird on why, when it comes to human numbers, nothing sells like fear.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011
Agriculture is high on the list for change in Egypt.

Egypt's freedom harvest

Rami Zurayk says the Arab uprisings offer a unique chance to embrace food sovereignty.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011
Too little, too late? Children walk past an African Union Mission soldier from Uganda at a food distribution centre in Mogadishu.

Who is to blame for the Somali famine?

Is it the US government? Is it Al Shabab? Is it the UN? Sally Healy argues it is the result of a collective failure.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011

Meat's too expensive

Chris Brazier makes the case for a green and fair diet.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
Indigenous protestors rally against APEC and high food prices in the ancient Peruvian capital of Cuzco. Photo by Miguel Araoz Cartagena

Food last!

Across the world, popular protest has demanded adequate food and fair prices. Stephanie Boyd reports from Cuzco in Peru.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
Farmers try to scratch out a living in Ethiopia’s remote south Wollo province – no corporate saviours here.  Photo by Boris Heger / Report Digital

Profits in hungry times

Agribusiness and industrial farming: 10; farmers and the famished: nil. A report from the campaign group GRAIN.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
Suicide watch for a farmer in India’s Maharashtra State: the escalating food prices of 2008 have done little to ease the distress of the world’s small farmers. Photo by GMB Akash / Panos

Year of living dangerously

Richard Swift on the hard edge of hunger in a year of perpetual crisis. Action – a new diet for the world food system.

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NI 418 - Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? - December, 2008
Riot act: a Haitian street vendor surveys the damage after food riots in Port-au-Prince, April 2008.

Starved by the system

The companies making a killing from the food crisis

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NI 413 - Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil - July, 2008

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Global banking now May, 2015
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Nature's defenders October, 2011
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Crisis! Crisis! Food... Money... What next? December, 2008
Viva Yasuní! Life vs Big Oil July, 2008
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