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Surviving the massive quake that rocked Haiti was just the beginning. Experts say the new dangers -- among them, deaths from untreated wounds and disease outbreak -- may be compounded by Haiti's old problem: poverty.

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Dr. Gupta surgery on USS Vinsonupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 14:56:00

Off the coast of Haiti, CNN's Sanjay Gupta is leading surgery on a 12-year old girl aboard the USS Vinson.

Rains, violence leave Somali kids hungryupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 14:30:00

More and more mothers, clutching their rail-thin, malnourished children, are arriving at the packed waiting rooms of the Doctor Without Borders clinics in central Somalia, the aid group said.

U.N. chief: Hunger kills 17,000 kids dailyupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 09:46:00

Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all.

UNICEF: Poor nutrition is killing children, stunting growthupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 11:08:00

Hunger is stunting hundreds of millions of children in the developing world, and more than 90 percent of them live in Africa and Asia, UNICEF says.

More than 1 billion going hungry, U.N. saysupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 05:38:00

The global economic crisis has caused a spike in world hunger that has left more than a billion undernourished, United Nations agencies said in a new report.

U.N. seeks $230M to fight Kenya hungerupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 07:22:00

Kenya needs $230 million over the next six months to feed millions affected by drought, the United Nations said in a new report.

Somali kidnappers free aid workersupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 04:19:00

Four aid workers and two pilots held captive in Somalia for nine months were released Tuesday.

U.N.: Myanmar faces food shortageupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 20:41:00

Myanmar is facing a food shortage largely due to last year's deadly Cyclone Nargis, which destroyed nearly all the rice crops in the fertile Ayeyarwaddy delta, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Zimbabwe's children 'wasting away' - aid groupupdated: Sat Dec 27 2008 19:06:00

Some of Zimbabwe's children are "wasting away" as political turmoil and economic crisis have caused a severe food shortage, according to a report from Save the Children.

Long road home for Zimbabweansupdated: Sat Dec 27 2008 19:06:00

Many Zimbabweans make the tough journey home to visit friends and loved ones for the holidays. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.

As children starve, world struggles for solutionupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 15:16:00

Some mothers choose what their children will eat. Others choose which children will eat and which will die.

Cuba's food shortageupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 04:47:00

After hurricanes Gustav and Ike ripped through, Cubans now face a worsening food shortage. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.

Death fears grip Haiti townupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 09:55:00

Hurricanes, mudslides, floods and food shortages have struck the already impoverished people of Haiti. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Time.com: The Real Crisis in North Korea? Foodupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 07:00:00

While the world speculates on Kim Jong Il's health and whether Washington can get nuclear talks back on track, millions of North Koreans are running out of food

Time.com: Can Bill Gates Help Africa Feed Itself?updated: Thu Sep 25 2008 18:00:00

A new program backed by one of the richest men in the world promises to shake up food aid

World Food Program worker killed in Somaliaupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 10:56:00

The United Nations' World Food Program on Monday expressed its shock at the "senseless and barbaric" killing of an aid worker in southern Somalia.

Time.com: Among the Starving in Ethiopiaupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 16:35:00

The farmlands are bursting with grain but the country is still suffering from starvation. Somehow good intentions have brought on perpetual want

U.N.: Millions at risk in N.K. food crisisupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 10:49:00

The first survey on food and nutrition in North Korea since the country granted broad access to aid groups shows millions of people are going hungry, with households reducing their food intake and more children becoming malnourished.

Time.com: UN: Congo Prisoners Dying of Hungerupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 20:20:00

At least 26 prisoners have died of hunger in a prison in Congo since the beginning of the year, U.N. officials said

Time.com: Food Aid Not Making It to Haitiupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 20:00:00

After soaring food prices led to deadly Haitian riots in April, the U.S. and the U.N. promised millions of dollars in aid to poor families. But three months later, only a fraction of a key U.S. food pledge has been distributed

UNICEF needs helpupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 08:48:00

CNN's Anjali Rao speaks with UNICEF's Michael Bociurkiw about the need for more funds in Myanmar.

Malnutrition in West Timorupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 12:54:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on a looming humanitarian crisis in Indonesia's West Timor province.

Ruthless drought in West Timor puts children in crisisupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 12:54:00

Maria's labored breath echoes within the walls of her family's mud hut. Her tiny, bony hands open and close in slow claw-like motions.

Time.com: US Food Aid Lands In North Koreaupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 02:00:00

A U.S. ship carrying thousands of tons of food aid has arrived in North Korea, after the communist nation agreed to expanded international assistance for its impoverished people

N. Korea destroys nuke towerupdated: Sun Jun 29 2008 13:44:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports on North Korea's destruction of a nuclear cooling tower.

First U.S. ship carrying food to North Korea arrivesupdated: Sun Jun 29 2008 13:44:00

A U.S. ship arrived at a North Korean port carrying 38,000 tons of food to be distributed to the millions of people living in hunger, U.N. sources said Sunday.

Time.com: Hunger in Ethiopia Spreading to Adultsupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 20:00:00

Aid groups say the older victims suggest there is an escalation in the crisis in Ethiopia, a country that drew international attention in 1984 when a famine compounded by communist policies killed 1 million people

U.N. aims to feed the worldupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 21:30:00

A U.N. summit intent on eradicating world hunger wraps up in Rome. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports.

Billion dollars pledged for food crisisupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 21:30:00

World leaders have made "extraordinary" commitments to short-term food crisis solutions but more work is needed on long-term solutions, the head of the United Nations food agency said Thursday.

Red Cross: Somalia facing severe famineupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 06:23:00

Somalia is facing life-threatening food and water shortages leaving millions at risk for starvation, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday.

S. Korean food aid to N. Koreaupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 11:45:00

In Seoul, South Koreans are being urged to give food aid to North Korea as food prices soar and many people go hungry.

Ahmadinejad, Mugabe blame West for food crisisupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 17:01:00

Two controversial world leaders known for their anti-western rhetoric took advantage of a U.N. summit to point the finger of blame for the current food crisis at western nations.

World Bank pledges $1.2 billion to battle food crisisupdated: Thu May 29 2008 22:23:00

The World Bank is making $1.2 billion available in grants and loans to combat the global food crisis, including $200 million for those most at risk in the world's poorest countries.

Europe food prices riseupdated: Thu May 22 2008 20:45:00

A European Commission plan seeks to better control multibillion-euro handouts to farmers while increasing food production.

U.N.: Poor countries could pay 40 percent more for food updated: Thu May 22 2008 20:45:00

The world's poorest countries could pay 40 percent more for food this year than they did last year because of rising prices, according to a United Nations report released Thursday.

Food costs strain efforts to save starving Ethiopian childrenupdated: Wed May 21 2008 06:37:00

A year of drought and soaring food prices has threatened the lives of tens of thousands of Ethiopian children.

Time.com: The Next Great North Korean Famineupdated: Tue May 06 2008 11:00:00

A catastrophe is poised to strike the most isolated and dangerous country in the world, spurred by the global food crisis and Kim Jong Il's pride

Bush wants $770 million more global food aidupdated: Fri May 02 2008 02:20:00

U.S. President George W. Bush urged Congress on Thursday to approve $770 million in new global food aid to be made available beginning in October.

Time.com: 'Stop Biofuels to Fight World Hunger'updated: Wed Apr 30 2008 06:00:00

Some top international food scientists Tuesday recommended halting the use of food-based biofuels, such as ethanol, saying it would cut corn prices by 20 percent during a world food crisis

U.N. forms task force to ease food crisisupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 15:32:00

The United Nations is establishing a task force to address the global food crisis, which is "increasingly resulting in social tension," the world body said Tuesday.

Worker turns into beggarupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 12:51:00

CNN's David McKenzie goes to Mombassa, Kenya, to show how rising food prices affect the global landscape.

Displaced Kenya farmers add to food woesupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 12:51:00

Kennedy Ombuki is a farmer. In normal times, he grows corn, maize, potatoes and peas on the green slopes near Molo. "They were export peas," he says proudly.

Time.com: Hunger 'Tsunami' Sweeping Nationsupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 12:00:00

Various proposed remedies to the global food crisis may not solve the problem, even as demand and - food prices - continue to climb

Time.com: Food Aid Agency Feels the Crunchupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 07:00:00

As world food prices soar, leaving millions unable to afford staples they lived on just one year ago, the stopgap measure against extreme hunger also finds itself short of food

Aid group to cut food ration to millionsupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 22:36:00

World Vision, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, announced Tuesday that it cannot feed 1.5 million of the 7.5 million people it fed last year and made an urgent appeal for international donors to step in.

Food prices riseupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 11:09:00

A growing food crisis has prompted protests in some spots around the world. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Riots, instability spread as food prices skyrocketupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:30:00

Riots from Haiti to Bangladesh to Egypt over the soaring costs of basic foods have brought the issue to a boiling point and catapulted it to the forefront of the world's attention, the head of an agency focused on global development said Monday.

U.S. to give $200M in food aidupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:29:00

U.S. President George W. Bush has ordered the release of $200 million in emergency aid to help countries where the soaring cost of basic food has spurred riots and instability.

North Korea at risk of famine, says U.N.updated: Thu Apr 17 2008 12:13:00

North Korea may be on the brink of another famine as a result of last year's devastating floods, the worldwide increase in food prices, and a malnourished population, the United Nations warned on Thursday.

U.N.: N. Korea faces food crisisupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 23:06:00

North Korea faces a looming food crisis due to floods last year, the U.N. food agency said.

Indian village recyclesupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 03:34:00

A village in India is taking on the country's plastic crisis, one bag at a time. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

All about: Rural communitiesupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 03:34:00

It is said that nowhere else on earth will the impacts of climate change be felt more acutely than in the developing world.

Time.com: Food Price Hikes Roil Pakistanupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 11:00:00

Musharraf's party lost the election because of the price of flour and food. It's the foremost problem facing the next government

Time.com: Israel to Ease Gaza Blockadeupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 14:00:00

Israel agreed Monday to diesel fuel and medicine into Gaza on a one-time basis, easing the blockade imposed because of a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel

Time.com: After the Oil Crisis, a Food Crisis? updated: Fri Nov 16 2007 12:00:00

A new U.N. report says the soaring price of oil may be leading to food shortages and hunger in the developing world

N. Korea humanitarian situationupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 02:41:00

N. Korea humanitarian situation

U.S., South Korea pledge relief to Northupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 02:41:00

North Korea's neighbors and international aid agencies sought Thursday to help the impoverished country cope with floods that have decimated large swaths of farmland, endangering citizens already struggling with food shortages.

Time.com: CARE Says No Thanks to US Food Aidupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 17:00:00

Baby Fatima's survivalupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 07:24:00

Baby Fatima's survival

Fortune: PROBLEM NO. 2: HUNGER AND MALNUTRITIONupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 00:01:00

THE BACKGROUND More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the ...

Business 2.0: Problem no. 3: Hunger and malnutritionupdated: Wed Jan 24 2007 14:41:00

The background: More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the developing world, especially in India and sub-Saharan Africa.

Insider's guide to North Korean luxury sanctionsupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 05:46:00

Following its nuclear test on October 9, North Korea was subject to a raft of UN sanctions, including an embargo on the sale of nuclear technology and large-scale weapons. Now the U.S. government has published a list of luxury goods it is also banning from sale to the reclusive east Asian nation.

The day in numbers: 9 millionupdated: Mon Oct 16 2006 04:32:00

Monday, October 16 is World Food Day, marking the date on which the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in 1945.

Food aid arrives in Indonesiaupdated: Sun May 28 2006 00:52:00

Emergency food aid is arriving in two hard-hit districts of central Java, two days after a large earthquake flattened communities in this heavily populated Indonesian region.

U.S. lawmakers arrested at Sudanese Embassy protestupdated: Fri Apr 28 2006 13:25:00

Five Democratic members of Congress were arrested at the Sudanese Embassy and led away in plastic handcuffs Friday to protest the atrocities in the Darfur region.

The face of famineupdated: Thu Dec 15 2005 16:34:00

"Aminu's dead." Charlie, my producer, tells me when he gets back from the intensive-care ward. Aminu was 4. Yesterday he seemed better. Yesterday was a long time ago.

North Korea demands reactor firstupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 00:51:00

North Korea said Tuesday it would begin dismantling its nuclear program only if the United States provides a light-water reactor for civilian power.

'Hungry season' preys on Niger's youngestupdated: Tue Aug 02 2005 14:51:00

In a small village in southern Niger, hundreds of mothers gather with their hungry children hoping somebody will help them.

Niger donations rise but still fall shortupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 18:36:00

After months of weak response, donations to assist famine-stricken Niger have increased to $13 million in the past two weeks -- still far short of what is needed, U.N. officials said.

U.N. will begin food airlifts to Nigerupdated: Wed Jul 27 2005 14:39:00

The United Nations on Thursday will begin airlifting 44 tons of emergency food rations to famine-stricken Niger in West Africa, where 80,000 people are starving and more than a million others are at risk, officials said.

U.S. aid to N. Korea 'not enough'updated: Wed Jun 22 2005 18:25:00

The United States has said it would provide 50,000 tonnes of food aid to North Korea, but the World Food Program said it was not enough to meet the "desperate" need of the people.

Food shortage still grips Northupdated: Thu Feb 10 2005 19:49:00

As North Korea threatens to bolster its nuclear arsenal, millions of its undernourished citizens are barely subsisting because of severe food shortages, according to the U.N. food agency.

U.N.: 800,000 need food in Acehupdated: Mon Jan 31 2005 00:00:00

The United Nations says the number of people needing food aid will soar to nearly 800,000 in Aceh following the December 26 quake and tsunami.

Looking beyond the bottom lineupdated: Fri Nov 05 2004 10:59:00

Most large companies claim that making the world a better place is one of their key goals.

Starvation stalks youngest in Darfurupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 18:03:00

Hamdi Ismail is one and a half years old, but weighs only 12 pounds.

Interactive map charts world hungerupdated: Thu Aug 05 2004 09:15:00

The United Nations World Food Programme has added longitude and latitude to its hunger awareness campaign with the publication of an interactive map plotting the location of the world's hungriest people.

Battle to get aid to Bangladeshupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 22:39:00

Flood-stricken Bangladeshis will receive their first major overseas food aid deliveries on Wednesday after the worst rains in six years killed over 600 and displaced millions of people.

N. Korea: Train blast cost $350m updated: Tue Apr 27 2004 09:31:00

North Korea's official news agency says damage caused by last week's massive train explosion will come to about $356 million.

U.S. aid for North Korea homelessupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 12:35:00

The White House will give the Red Cross $100,000 to help those left homeless in North Korea after last week's train explosion.

U.N. warns on N. Korea foodupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 22:15:00

The U. N. emergency food agency has renewed its call for urgent food aid for North Korea, warning that 1.5 million people will go hungry over the next six weeks.

N. Korea food shortage worsensupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 02:50:00

More than 6.4 million already undernourished North Koreans face even more drastic food shortages in the next few months, the U.N. food agency warns.

Aid reaches northern Ugandaupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 09:40:00

International aid workers have found the break in the security situation they have been waiting for to enter a war-torn region of northern Uganda.

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