Al Arabiya News
December 17, 2012
For decades Yemen has suffered critical food shortage affecting nearly half the country’s population of 25 million, including hundreds of thousands of children.
A popular uprising against a decades-old dictatorship and the consequent instability further damaged the country’s already poor infrastructure and weakened the government’s ability to provide basic services to the poor.
About 60 percent of Yemeni children were chronically malnourished and about 15 percent – [...]
At least 1,200 pelicans and other sea-faring birds have washed up dead on Peru’s northern coastline, just weeks after 600 dolphins died in the same region.
Now, the Peruvian government has issued a health alert, asking people stay off the beaches until scientists can figure out what is causing the massive die-offs.
The Health Ministry recommended stopped short of a ban and called on health officials to use gloves, masks and other [...]