Showing posts tagged as "starvation"

Showing posts tagged starvation

6 Nov
NPR

Aid Groups Call For More Access Inside Syria As Winter Looms

Peter Harling spoke to NPR’s Melissa Block this morning about the humanitarian toll war is having on Syria’s citizens.

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1 Nov
"Russia in particular [should] implement in practice the commitment it repeatedly voices to the well-being of Syria’s citizens"

—from today’s statement on Syria

13 Aug
The Dolphins of Pyongyang  |  The Atlantic
By Max Fisher
When youthful dictator Kim Jong Un spent who knows how much money building and populating a state-of-the-art dolphin aquarium, opened to great fanfare in Pyongyang this week, it would certainly seem like another moment of madness and unhinged narcissism by a regime that is singularly talented at both. And, of course, it is crazy — North Korea is in the middle of yet another food crisis, and whatever these highly trained animals and their specialized equipment cost probably could have kept some number of North Koreans fed, or perhaps rebuilt the thousands of shoddy homes destroyed in recent flooding. 
FULL ARTICLE (The Atlantic)
Photo: Stefan Krasowski/Flickr

The Dolphins of Pyongyang  |  The Atlantic

By Max Fisher

When youthful dictator Kim Jong Un spent who knows how much money building and populating a state-of-the-art dolphin aquarium, opened to great fanfare in Pyongyang this week, it would certainly seem like another moment of madness and unhinged narcissism by a regime that is singularly talented at both. And, of course, it is crazy — North Korea is in the middle of yet another food crisis, and whatever these highly trained animals and their specialized equipment cost probably could have kept some number of North Koreans fed, or perhaps rebuilt the thousands of shoddy homes destroyed in recent flooding. 

FULL ARTICLE (The Atlantic)

Photo: Stefan Krasowski/Flickr