Nobel Peace Prize recognizes Hunger as Weapon of War

Gina Torry, Director of the International Center for Dialogue and Peacebuilding, told the Star Tribune: “In today’s conflicts, conventional weapons of war, such as guns and explosives, are no longer the only weapon of choice. Intentional starvation of civilian populations is a method and tactic of conflict used to achieve political and military objectives. We’ve seen this, for instance, in Syria, Yemen and Libya. Weaponized starvation exacerbates conflict and disproportionately harms women, children and the elderly.”