A quarter of a century after a million Ethiopians died in the great hunger of 1984-85, the country is heading into another famine. The spring rains failed entirely and the summer rains were three weeks late. But why is famine stalking Ethiopia again?Friday, 4 September, 2009, 12:00am
Declassification of death figures won't give insight into Great Famine: official
Beijing will not revise or offer new information about death tolls from past natural disasters despite no longer considering the numbers state secrets, a senior official said yesterday.23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Asking people if they have eaten yet is a kind of greeting in Chinese society. Meals are very important to us.
No one wants to be hungry, and it is polite to ask someone if they have had a meal yet.
Fortunately, as Hong Kong is a rich and modern city, we can buy any kind of food we want.29 May 2001 - 12:00am
One night, my mother served green beans for my dinner. Oh no! How I hate them. They certainly didn't taste good.
When I was wondering how to get rid of those disgusting beans, a picture popped in my mind - thousands of starving children, all of them with a hopeless look. Day after day, they had nothing to eat or drink.21 Oct 1998 - 12:00am
Famine has killed between 900,000 and 2.4 million people since 1995, a US delegation returning from a week-long inspection tour said yesterday.
Mark Kirk, majority counsel of the House of Representatives International Relations Committee, said other estimates of the death toll were much higher.20 Aug 1998 - 12:00am
International relief agencies sending food to the starving in North Korea are being tricked, as most aid is going to officials and the Army, witnesses say.
A Medecins Sans Frontieres report based on interviews with people on the Chinese side of the border says almost nothing is reaching those dying of disease and starvation.11 Apr 1998 - 12:00am
WORLD Vision of Hongkong aims to raise $8.2 million through its annual ''30-Hour Famine'' campaign on March 28 to help the starving in Somalia. The charity plans to spend the money on food, agricultural tools and seeds.9 Feb 1993 - 12:00am