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Famine news and analysis from The Nation
April 20, 2017
The World Hasn’t Had This Many People Dying of Starvation and Disease Since World War II
And the United States is complicit in their death.
Michael T. Klare
March 24, 2017
Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?
As with the threat to kick 24 million off health care here, unchecked power is bringing humanity to a grave crisis.
March 22, 2017
Letter From Madaya, Syria, Under Siege by the Assad Regime for Nearly 2 Years
“I have nightmares. I see the people who died of starvation and who I helped to bury.”
Houssam Muhammad Mahmoud
February 25, 2015
The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War
Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.
January 26, 2015
Reconsidering how the Middle East was transformed by World War I.
September 18, 2014
Can the Climate Crisis Finally Force Us to Change Our Broken System?
We've already lost a lot to climate change, and we'll lose more unless we take collective action.
August 13, 2014
Can GMOs Help Feed a Hot and Hungry World?
Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.
November 7, 2012
Totalitarianism, Famine and Us
Have histories of famines caused by totalitarianism become a distraction to the new politics of hunger?