food shortage

  • A man shouts during a protest over food shortage and against Venezuela's government in Caracas, Venezuela June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello - RTX2G9X1
    June 21, 2016  

    Plummeting worldwide fuel prices have damaged several economies, but perhaps no country has been hit harder than Venezuela. Once flush with oil money, the nation now faces a collapsing economy, skyrocketing inflation and a wave of looting and crime driven by mass food shortages. For more on the dire situation in Venezuela, Gwen Ifill talks to Nicholas Casey of The New York Times. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2012  

    A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the global race to secure prized farmland and water. Correspondent Cassandra Herrman reports as part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions and Marketplace. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2008  

    Food banks and charities around the country are experiencing shortages as the economy continues to slide. In a two-part report, Tom Bearden examines how food banks are faring and Ray Suarez talks to analysts about the rising number of Americans using food stamps. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2008  

    Following the devastating food shortage of the summer, Haiti faced a barrage of powerful hurricanes, which battered the island nation into precarious situation. Fred De Sam Lazaro reports on the struggle that lies ahead as a nation tries to rebuild itself. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2007  

    Zimbabwe government programs and private businesses are suffering from a severe increase in the country’s inflation. Independent Television News reports on the effects on the population. Continue reading