Maintenance workers, call-centre staff and housing officers are being sent on courses after growing problems among victims of austerity reforms
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Thursday 02 May 2013
The United Nations has admitted that a delay in declaring a famine in Somalia in 2011 cost additional lives, after a new report revealed that more than a quarter of a million people died, half of them young children.
North Korea to build replicas of Big Ben and Eiffel Tower for big-budget Pyongyang theme park, despite a food crisis that has left 2% of children suffering 'chronic malnutrition'
Monday 29 April 2013
Country-wide building projects believed to represent an end to decades of austerity in North Korea, with the government using the slogan 'no more belt-tightening'
Monday 15 April 2013
The Independent spoke to Joo-il Kim, a North Korean defector who now lives in New Malden, Surrey, about his life and the current political stand-off in Korea. His story of what led to him escaping is one of shocking sadness, but since coming to the UK - where he is working on a newspaper to smuggle into the country - he has been able to lead a much happier life.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Joo-il Kim believes the rhetoric is just a distraction
Friday 15 March 2013
When he was found Mr McGeever had lost around five stone in weight, had a long beard, hair and nails and had to be treated for malnutrition
Saturday 09 February 2013
The body of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed for an autopsy seeking clues to what killed him.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
The brother of a businessman found wandering dishevelled in rural Ireland after an eight-month absence has said a gun was held to his head and his life threatened several times while he was held captive.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Britain is leading the fight against global hunger. Millions of families in the world's poorest countries are getting the food and nutrition they need, thanks to the hard work of our charities, the generosity of our people, and the UK development budget.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Campaign targets multinationals who control 90 per cent of produce
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Societally enforced vegetarianism is neither good for India's people, nor her cattle
Friday 23 November 2012
Funnyman Brian Conley revealed today he was forced to quit I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! after suffering from the effects of malnutrition and exhaustion.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
A leading advocate for human rights in Burma argues that international ignorance of what is happening in Rakhine State is a tragedy in itself
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Eric Lomax was the author of the award-winning, bestselling memoir The Railway Man, which vividly depicted his life and harrowing experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war working on the notorious Thailand-Burma railway during the Second World War.
Friday 10 August 2012
David Cameron today spoke of his hopes for a summit to tackle hunger, but admitted: “There's no one single answer to this.”
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