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Good morning, this is Pip. Today, we’re covering the latest warnings about the global hunger crisis, as a group of over 200 organisations urge world leaders to help 50 million people on the brink of starvation.

We’re also looking at a report delivered to the Human Rights Council yesterday by a group of UN experts who concluded Venezuela’s intelligence agencies are committing “crimes against humanity”. And we’ve got the latest update on the floods in Pakistan, which have displaced nearly eight million people.

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Pip Cook


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Somalis who have fled drought-stricken areas receive food rations at a displacement camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Keystone/AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

One person dying of hunger every four seconds, NGOs warn. As senior officials met for the Global Food Security Summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, a group of over 200 organisations accused countries of failing to address the global hunger crisis that has pushed 435 million people into acute hunger and left 50 million on the brink of starvation.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Here’s what else is happening

🇻🇪Venezuela intelligence agencies guilty of "crimes against humanity", says UN report.

The Guardian (EN)

🌐What is the ITU and why is it important?

Swissinfo (EN)

🇺🇳 General Assembly: UN chief warns that world is in ‘great peril’ as leaders gather in New York.

France24 (EN)

🌊Pakistan floods: Six month wait for water to recede, warn relief agencies.

UN News (EN)

🌍UN Climate Change chief warns against ‘backsliding’ on international efforts.

Climate Change News (EN)

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