Visualizing death, hunger and displacement in Gaza on a personal scale

About this story Editing by Sam Granados and Reem Akkad. This story shows 472 people, the median estimated size of an American’s social network based on research by Tyler McCormick, Matthew Salganik and Tian Zheng. Their work uses a statistical model that estimates how many people someone knows by name, based on how many people … Read more

Malawi follows Zambia in declaring drought disaster as El Niño brings hunger to southern Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The southern African nation of Malawi has declared a state of disaster over drought in 23 of its 28 districts and the president says it urgently needs more than $200 million in humanitarian assistance, less than a month after neighboring Zambia also appealed for help. Malawi is the latest country … Read more

‘Hunger Games’ Secrets Revealed, Including Jennifer Lawrence’s Big Pay Increase & 1 Scene She Hated Filming | EG, evergreen, Extended, Hunger Games, Movies, Set Secrets, Slideshow, The Hunger Games | Just Jared: Celebrity News and Gossip

The Hunger Games franchise is still generating headlines to this day. However, we bet that even the most adoring fans don’t know all of the behind-the-scenes secrets from the original movies. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, the franchise tells its story across four movies. It all started 12 years ago today (March … Read more

Cuba ‘Power and Food’ Protests Erupt in Over Blackouts and Hunger

Protesters took to the streets of Cuba on Sunday in a rare outburst of social unrest as a fresh wave of blackouts exacerbated tensions on the cash-strapped island. Social media posts showed crowds of people in Santiago de Cuba, the second-largest city on the eastern part of the island, chanting “corriente y comida”—power and and … Read more

Hunger soars and aid dwindles as gangs in Haiti suffocate the country

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A crowd of about 100 people tried to shove through a metal gate in Haiti’s capital as a guard with a baton pushed them back, threatening to hit them. Undeterred, children and adults alike, some of them carrying babies, kept elbowing each other trying to enter. “Let us in! We’re hungry!” they … Read more

‘The Hunger Games’ proves damaging for Jennifer Lawrence: here’s why

‘The Hunger Games’ proves damaging for Jennifer Lawrence: here’s why The Hunger Games arguably put Jennifer Lawrence into the mainstream. But, the injuries she received during the shooting of the franchise are, to say the least, damaging. In a throwback interview with Empire, the Oscar winner actress opened up about encountering an injury in her … Read more

Israel faces crisis of its own making as chaos and hunger engulf Gaza

TEL AVIV — For three months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly celebrated the fall of Hamas in northern Gaza, brushing aside warnings that severe food scarcity and a widening power vacuum were creating a state of anarchy. But after a recent aid convoy disaster in Gaza City, and amid reports of Palestinian children dying … Read more

Ethiopia’s Tigray region is now peaceful, but extreme hunger afflicts its children

NEBAR HADNET, Ethiopia — The cruel realities of war and drought seem to have merged for Tinseu Hiluf, a widow living in the arid depths of Ethiopia’s Tigray region who is raising four children left behind by her sister’s recent death in childbirth. A two-year war between federal troops and regional forces killed one of … Read more

Another top donor says it will resume funding the UN agency for Palestinians as Gaza hunger grows

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Another top donor to the U.N. agency aiding Palestinians said Saturday that it would resume funding, weeks after more than a dozen countries halted hundreds of millions of dollars of support in response to Israeli allegations against the organization. Sweden’s reversal came as a ship bearing tons of humanitarian aid was preparing … Read more

U.S. military airdrops food aid over Gaza as hunger intensifies

The United States dropped pallets of food aid into the Gaza Strip on Saturday, expanding America’s direct role in addressing a growing humanitarian crisis and underscoring a widening gap between Washington and Israel over its handling of its war against Hamas. The operation by U.S. C-130 cargo planes parachuted in packages containing 38,000 meals above … Read more