Procession in San Salvador honoring Archbishop Romero.
Photo: Rodrigo Arangua/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Salvadorans flock to honor beloved Archbishop on path to sainthood Elisabeth Malkin
New York Times May 24, 2015
Honor comes late to Óscar Romero, a martyr for the poor Elisabeth Malkin
New York Times May 23, 2015
Salvador Archbishop assassinated by sniper while officiating at Mass
New York Times March 25, 1980
Paul and his daughter head home after attending a fatherhood development class at Next Door Foundation. Lately Paul had had been purchasing his Pampers one at a time, repeating the same transaction so often at a corner store that a clerk had dubbed it the Daddy Paul Special, 75 cents for a single cigarette and a size-3 diaper. Photo: Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post
A father's initiative: Paul Gayle had no job, no money, a new baby and 16 lessons from the Obama administration to teach him what to do next
Eli Saslow Washington Post May 16, 2015
Senators: Global hunger a national security problem
Jordain Carney The Hill May 11,
Food aid showdown in U.S. Congress
Claire Luke Devex May 7, 2015
Could drought slow America’s most vibrant economy?
Jim Tankersley Washington Post May
Giving the poor easy access to healthy food doesn't
mean they'll buy it Margot Sanger-Katz
New York Times May 8, 2015
Xue Sun, a manicurist who uses the name Michelle, in the Flushing, Queens, apartment she shared with her cousin, Jing Ren, and four other people. Curtains separate the beds. Photo: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
The Price of Nice Nails:
Manicurists are routinely underpaid and exploited, and
endure ethnic bias and other abuse, The New York Times has
found Sarah Maslin Nirmahy New
York Times May 7, 2015
Safety net does more to ease poverty than previously thought, new study finds
Greg Sargent Washington Post May 6, 2015
Wendy Hernandez, 16, holds her 4-month-old son, Anthony, in their Hyattsville, Md., home, which is owned by her boyfriend's mother.
Photo: Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post
Inside the hidden world of homeless teen mothers.
Precarious housing is one turn in a downward spiral of
instability that can suffuse all facets of a young life Terrence McCoy Washington Post
May 2, 2015
Conquering world hunger: Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman and
the food crisis after World War II Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library May 2015
On the occasion of the 70th
anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945.
Strikers put up a barrier on the road into the labor camp
ot Sakuma Brothers Farms in Burlington, Wash..
These things can change: wages and working conditions in agriculture David Bacon
Dollars and Sense April 2015
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Increased agricultural research
investment needed to meet future food
demand Chicago Council on
May 20, 2015
Wasting the savanna Tim
Searchinger and Lyndon Estes
Washington Post May 9, 2015
Let's make food issues real
Mark Bittman New York Times
May 6, 2015
Paul Ryan loves talking about poverty, but he keeps getting the basic facts wrong
Dylan Matthews Vox May 5, 2015
The Global Food Security Act of 2015:
What it is and why it matters
Grace Burton and Louise Iverson
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
April 29, 2015
Letters to the
Dear Hunger Notes,
I am a teacher and cannot figure out which two years you are using when stating that the world population has grown 70% in 30 years. This stat seems to be cited widely. Could you please let me know?
Thanks for your time.
British Columbia, Canada
Dear L. S.,
Did we really say that? Please let us know where as we can't locate the
quote, and it is wrong. However the
information is available. The US Census
Bureau estimates for world population
over the years are at
International Programs - Total Midyear
Population for the World: 1950-2050 -
U.S. Census Bureau World population in 1984 was 4,774 million and in 2014 was 7,176 million for a growth of 2,402 million or 50.4 percent, not 70 percent. Selecting other years will give somewhat different answers; the population growth rate has slowly been dropping. I hope this answers your question.
U.N. reports about 200 million fewer hungry people than in 1990
Rick Gladstone New York Times May 27, 2015
world hunger map
Carcasses dot the sandy landscape in southern Mauritania's Hodh El Chargui region, where a lack of rain has affected both wild vegetation growth and crops.
Photo: Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN
Food worries widen in Mauritania
Mamoudou Lamine Kane and Jennifer Lazuta IRIN News May 26, 2015
The Mozambique Council of Ministers is considering a massive project along the Lurio River in northern Mozambique without consulting the estimated 500,000 affected people in the project area.
Photo: Flickr/Stig Nygaard
Giving away land without consultation in Mozambique
Timothy Wise Food Tank
May 19, 2015 See HN
Trade and Hunger
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria seeks input into 2017-21 strategy
Hunger Notes May 25, 2015
Agriculture and cattle ranching threatening global
rainforests Vanessa Dezem Bloomberg News
May 21, 2015 See HN
Environment and Hunger
Mothers are vital to Democratic Republic of the
Congo food security Susan Kim
UNICOR May 14, 2015
Malawi study reveals devastating cost of child undernutrition. Research commissioned by African Union and backed by Malawian government highlights social and economic impact of inadequate nourishment in early life.
Sam Jones The Guardian May 13, 2015
See World Food
The Cost of Hunger in Malawi
Feeding ourselves thirsty: how the food sector is managing global water risks
Ceres May 2015
This hunter is a member of
the Waorani community, an Amazonian indigenous
people who live in eastern Ecuador. According to
estimates, upwards of 370 million indigenous
people are spread out over 70 countries worldwide.
Between them, they speak over 5,000 languages.
Photo:: Courtesy Nicolas Villaume, Land is Life
Living the indigenous way, from the jungles to the mountains
Stephen Leahy Inter Press Service May 8, 2015
Rizelle, 17, and her
three-week-old baby. Rizelle lives in a squatted
home under a bridge in San Dionisio, Indonesia.
Photo: Save the Children
Urban slums a deathtrap for poor children
Valentina Ieri Inter Press Service May 8, 2015
See Save the Children’s annual report on the
State of the World’s Mothers 2015
In India, close to a million Dalit women work as
manual scavengers: labourers who are forced to empty
out dry latrines with their bare hands. Photo: Neeta
In India, a broken system leaves a 'broken' people
powerless Neeta Lal Inter Press Service May 8, 2015
See HN special report
Systems: Restricting Entry
Aid agencies pour into Nepal – and then what?
Kristy Siegfried IRIN News April 29, 2015
Hunger Notes special report
Does community-driven aid need a makeover?
Obinna Anyadike IRIN News
April 27, 2015 See
Hunger Notes special report
The great land giveaway in Mozambique
Dollars and Sense March/April 2015
See HN special repport:
Trade and Hunger