Malala speaks to staff members of the U.S. House and Senate in Washington. She is in the United States to advocate for girls' education with the Malala Fund, the non-profit organization she co-founded.
Photo: Joshua Roberts/Malala Fund
Joining voices with Malala on Capitol Hill
Allison Grossman Results June 25, 2015
Why are bees hurting? A lineup of suspects
Nathanael Johnson Grist
June 25, 2015
A plea for bees (video) Dennis
vanEnglesdorp TED June 2008
A portion of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from the air. Over the past 150 years, human engineering has vastly changed the delta. Photo: KQED
Troubled delta system is California's water
battleground Erica Goode
New York Times June 24, 2015
The technology that could revolutionize the war on hunger
Terrence McCoy Washington Post June 17, 2015
Why does almost half of America's food go to waste?
Allison Aubrey PBS Newshour
June 16, 2015
Dante Washington is shown in shadow of his old, semi-blighted neighborhood in East Baltimore, during July 2014. He defied the statistics of a 25-year-long research project that was turned into a book "The Long Shadow," which centers on children growing up in poverty -stricken areas of the city. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
Researchers: Five ignored factors affect outcomes for poor children. Paper argues that child-rearing style, single parenthood, shift work, lack of health care and lead pull down scores.
Lyndsey Layton Washington Post June 10, 2015
Noemi Sosa shops at Daily Table, a nonprofit supermarket in Dorchester, Mass.
Trader Joe's ex-president opens store with aging
food and cheap meals Curt Nickish
The Salt June 1, 2015
Why entrepreneurs ae suddenly finding the beauty in
ugly produce Whitney Pipkin
Washington Post May 26, 2015
A doctor attends a 10-month-old baby in a public health centre in Bolivia, in one of the regular check-ups that are a requisite for women to receive the mother-child subsidy, one of the mechanisms created to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the country.
Photo: Franz Chávez/IPS
Inequality blocks further reduction in child mortality in Latin America
Marianela Jarroud Inter Press Service June 9, 2015
Replanting America: 90 percent of what we eat could come from local farms.
Changing what’s grown where could provide Americans with vegetables from close to home.
Dan Nosowitz TakePart June 1, 2015
WIC experienced largest decrease in participation in program’s history in 2014 Victor Oliviera
Amber Waves June 1, 2015
What it really means to rely on food stamps and welfare
Emily Badger Washington Post May 29, 2015
Food distribution in a town
in the Mexican state of Tabasco through one of the
many government programs created in Latin America in
the last 15 years to fight hunger. Photo: Mauricio
Latin America's relative success in fighting hunger
Inter Press Service May 27, 2015
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Regime change for humanitarian aid: How to make relief more accountable Michael Barnett and Peter Walker Foreign Affairs July/August 2015
So much for trickle down: only bold reforms will tackle inequality. Even the IMF recognises the vicious circle in which inequality breeds instability, which causes recession and spending cuts that make inequality worse.
Larry Elliot The Guardian June 21, 2015
Causes and consequences of inequality: A
global perspective (39 page PDF
Why developing countries should stop discriminating against agriculture:
A short history of agricultural trade policies over the past 40 years Alberto Valdés International Food Policy Research Institute
June 11, 2015
Fear of almonds Mark Bittman
New York Times June 3, 2015
Agriculture will drive Africa's rise to economic power
Agnes Kalibata The Guardian June 3, 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.
Harvested corn drying on a rooftop in Himachal Pradesh, India. Efforts at ending hunger are now focusing on reducing poverty rather than increasing production. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT
A road map for eradicating world hunger
Beth Gardiner New York Times June
The first 1000 days
Elizabeth Whelan Myanmar Times June 22, 2015
(Whelan is a former
WHES board member.) See more
North Korea says it's facing its worst drought in a century
Choe Sang-hun New York Times June 17, 2015
Syrian children crossing into Turkey this week. The U.N. says the war in Syria is the world's biggest source of displacement. Photo: Bulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
60 million people fleeing chaotic lands, UN says
Somni Sengupta New York Times June 18, 2015
Pope Francis, in sweeping encyclical, calls for swift action on climate change
Jim Yardley and Laurie Goodstein
New York Times June 18, 2015
encyclical letter (English) See more
hunger and the environment stories
New NASA data show how the world is running out of water
Todd C. Frankel Washington
Post June 16, 2015 Decade of drought: a global tour of seven recent water crises. With a chronic overuse of resources, it only takes a few bad rainfalls or poor management decisions to plunge a region into crisis.
Charles Iceland The Guardian June 12, 2015
Tribal women collect bundles
of "broom grass" from the hill slopes of the
Niyamgiri range in Odisha, India Photo: Manip;adma
Lessons from an Indian tribe on how to manage the food-forest nexus (slideshow)
Manipadma Jena Inter Press Service May 19, 2015
Violence has driven at least 1.5 million people from
their homes in the three conflict-affected
northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. The
vast majority have been taken in by friends and
relatives in the main cities, but the hospitality
has imposed a significant burden on their hosts.
Farming and markets are also disrupted, with many
areas facing “emergency” levels of food shortages,
one step below famine, according to the USAID-funded
Famine Early Warning Network (FEWS Net).
Photo: Nigerian Defense Headquarters
Beyond Boko Haram: Nigeria’s hidden crisis
Obinna Anyadike IRIN News June 5, 2015
A displaced woman sets up camp in Mali's Timbuktu region. Photo: Africare
Thousands flee violent upsurge in northern Mali
Katarina Höije IRIN News May 29, 2015
U.N. reports about 200 million fewer hungry people than in 1990
Rick Gladstone New York Times May 27, 2015
world hunger map
Prof Grace Irimu shows IPS a drip feed bag and a copy of Kenya’s ‘Basic Paediatric Protocols’ as she explains the importance of intravenous treatment in saving the lives of young children affected by acute watery diarrhoea.
Photo: Miriam Gathigah/IPS
When Kenyan children's lives hang on a drip
Inter Press Service May 23, 2015