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July 20, 2017
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Africa

Armyworm Influx Risks Worsening South Sudan Hunger, UN Says

by Okech Francis Bloomberg

An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization said....

July 18, 2017

Global

Unmasking hidden hunger in the developed world

by Greg Garrett, GAIN The Econmonist Intellenge Unit, Food Sustainability Index

The word hunger generally calls to mind starving children in developing countries. Unfortunately, this type of hunger is still very much a reality. However, malnutrition is much more complex. Many children who consume enough food, and even obese and ...

July 14, 2017
People queue as food is distributed in Old Fangak, in Jonglei state, one of the areas of South Sudan affected by food insecurity. (Photo : Sam Mednick/AP)

Global

Poll reveals 85% of Americans oblivious to hunger in Africa and Middle East

by Hannah Summers The Guardian

Less than a fifth of Americans are aware that extreme hunger threatens the lives of 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East, yet the overwhelming majority regard it as the most pressing global issue once they have been told......

July 12, 2017
A child holds a bowl of food given out during a food distribution in the drought-affected village of Bandarero, near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, in northern Kenya, March 3, 2017. (Photo: AP)

Africa

Food Crises Getting Worse in Somalia, Kenya

by Sora Halake & Dan Joseph Voice of America

Severe food crises are growing in Kenya and Somalia, as the Horn of Africa continues to receive below-normal rainfall, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. The hunger-tracking group says 2.9 million people in Kenya and 3.2 million ...

July 10, 2017
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Africa

At G20 summit, Trump pledges $639 million in aid to four countries

by Andrea Shalal Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million in aid to feed people left starving because of drought and conflict in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen. The new funding brings to over $1.8 billion aid promised by the United Stat...

July 6, 2017

Agriculture & Nutrition

A G-20 Challenge: How Do We Get More Food from Less Water?

by Yahoo View•July 6, 2017 Yahoo News

Agriculture strains the world's supply of fresh water. The question is how do we feed a hungry planet without tapping out the water supply? The link below describes the topic of water that will be brought up at the upcoming G-20 meeting in Germany co...

July 6, 2017
Girl waits for medical attention in Mosul on Monday. Credit Felipe Dana/Associated Press

Asia

Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul

by Tom Westcott July 6, 2017 IRIN NEWS

Conflict can contribute to hunger and starvation. It is happening in Mosul, Iraq. “Don’t open the door under any circumstances,” shouts Iraqi special forces soldier Salem, as his Humvee climbs over the wreckage of Mosul’s Old City. “Dae...

June 30, 2017

Global

PODCAST: People Are Starving

by Brian Hansen & Alesha Black Chicago Council on Global Affairs

In the worst humanitarian crisis in seven decades, 20 million people face famine in South Sudan, northeast Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. On this week's Deep Dish, Alesha Black, director of the Council's Global Food and Agriculture Program, talks to Br...

June 27, 2017
Pedro Miguel locks, Panama Canal (Photo: Gonzalo Azumendi/Getty Images)

Global

Chokepoints and Vulnerabilities in Global Food Trade

by Johanna Lehne & Laura Wellesley Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs

Physical ‘chokepoints’ along trade routes are critical to global food security. The importance of these chokepoints and the risks of closure or disruption are increasing, but such risks and their potential impact remain largely overlooked. Curren...

June 27, 2017
Adel Bol, 20, cradles as she her 10-month-old daughter Akir Mayen at a food distribution site in Malualkuel in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. (Photo: VOA)

Africa

US Congressional Leaders Look for Answers to Africa’s Food Insecurity

by Salem Solomonvo Voice of America

“The bottom line and the biggest takeaway is that conflict is driving these famines,” said Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey......

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