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When people starve they do things they know are bad for them

05/17/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

Kaidia holds some néré pods - Soumaila T Diarra | Panos London

“We know we are destroying our environment… but we don’t have any choice.”

Leaders must think of rural people – we are starving

05/04/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

Women from Gwelekoro village processing cereals - Andrew Esiebo | Panos London

Kaidia explains the urgent matters that the new Mali government must attend to – the economy, education and hunger.

We must lead Mali toward progress

04/23/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

A Mali woman listens to the radio - Andrew Esiebo | Panos London

Kaidia speaks her mind about the recent coup in Mali and reflects on what these changes could mean for the rural south of the country.

Radio keeps us informed through the drought

02/29/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

Dogon women listening to the radio as they work, Mali - Rhodri Jones | Panos Pictures

With the worsening food shortage in Mali, Kaidia tells us how local radio is sharing valuable information with rural communities.

Hunger rife among India’s tribal children

02/15/2012 | Divya Gupta

Anita feeds her 18 month old malnourished daughter Rajni at the nutritional rehabilitation centre in the pediatric ward at Maharani Laxmibai Medical College in Jhansi - Sanjit Das | Panos Pictures

A new Save the Children report claims that half of all children in India are stunted from malnutrition, with many going without food entirely. Divya Gupta visited tribal communities in Madhya Pradesh to discover what it means not to have enough food.

Blockade sends food prices soaring

10/24/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

Tangkhul Women in colourful dress

Food prices in Manipur have more than doubled as groups have blocked the highways, preventing deliveries of essential commodities and medicines.

Food price hikes lead to more hunger in cities

10/12/2011 | Panos London

Inside a Kampala Slum

In response to recent reports on food security and concerns about famine, Panos London today launched a new case study series, Hungry in the City, which investigates the effects of food price hikes and rising inflation on people’s ability to find food for themselves and their families.

Hungry in the City

10/12/2011 | Panos London

Inside a Kampala Slum

Hungry in the City is a collection of stories from people in developing countries around the world who explain how they are surviving in an era of higher food prices, inflation and hunger.

Cameroon’s changing weather linked to crop disease

08/04/2011 | Ful Joy Kughong

Cocoyam, a staple food in Cameroon, is largely absent from the market this year after a blight destroyed most of last year's crop

Scientists in Cameroon link changing weather patterns to a fungal disease of the staple cocoyam crop. Preventing or treating future damage is essential in a country in which rising food prices have caused unrest and continue to threaten food security.

Ramadan brings food for the poor

08/02/2011 | Zubaida Noor

Zubaida Noor's charity provides food to hundreds of households during Ramadan

August is the month of Ramadan and we have a lot of activities going on. We give out food packages to around 400 households. These include dry food and goat meat.

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