» 10/16/2008, 00.00
East Timorese go hungry for at least five months of the year
As the international community celebrates World Food Day, the island nation is in the midst of another food crisis. Oxfam Australia sounds the alarm. Children are the most affected with chronic malnutrition rates that in some districts reach 90 per cent.
Burma’s children hunger for rice
Behind the monks’ protest is hunger for rice, as well freedom. The vast wealth of the nation is exploited solely by the military regime while the majority of the people live below the poverty line. The media is even forbidden to speak about the children who are dying of Dengue.
17/10/2008 SRI LANKA
Colombo asked for new economic policy against hunger
The initiative comes on the occasion of World Food Day, to make food production more efficient and healthy by involving the population.
14/06/2006 EAST TIMOR
Lull in unrest in Dili as government calls for UN intervention
More stores open and people take to the streets, but violence still lurks just around the corner. The United Nations is ready to send a mission like in 1999 when it helped the country prepare for independence. East Timorese president goes before parliament and delivers a speech televised to the nation.
29/05/2006 EAST TIMOR
Increasing calls for the prime minister's resignation
In Dili hundreds of people are demonstrating against Prime Minister Alkatiri. The Catholic Church calls for a new government. Political leaders are in emergency meetings, whilst armed gangs are still ransacking the capital.
16/06/2006 EAST TIMOR
Rebel soldiers hand in weapons but peace remains elusive
Negotiations between rebel leader and respected President Xanana Gusmao lead to decision to start handing in weapons. Observers warn that the situation remains unstable, too many weapons still in circulation.
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