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June 21, 2017
Syrians fleeing conflict account for 12 million of the world’s displaced people (Photo: AFP via BBC)


UN refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide


Yesterday was World Refugee Day and on that day "a record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said."...

June 20, 2017
Marawi Camp


Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation

by Dennis Jay Santos IRIN NEWS 19 June 2017

Hundreds of people trapped in the southern Philippines city of Marawi are on the verge of starvation after four weeks of fighting between the army and Islamist militants. “They have been saying that they are already starting to eat cardboard box...

June 18, 2017
Forest Breeding and Seed Center Leshoz Saba, Russia. (Photo via FAO)


BRICS countries well placed for a leadership role in helping eradicate global hunger and poverty by 2030

FAO News

With the clock ticking toward the 2030 deadline for meeting the international goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, Ministries of Agriculture in five of the world's most important emerging economies are well positioned to take a leading role in help...


VIDEO: Empowering Women Would Help End World Hunger

June 18, 2017 by Zlatica Hoke Voice of America

This is a useful video for students who want to learn about where global hunger exists....

June 17, 2017
Ader Ali Yusuf, center, a mother of 12 who was displaced from her village due to the ongoing drought in Ethiopia, sits among a group of women as an international delegation visits the Warder town of Ethiopia’s drought stricken area near the border with Somalia. (AP Photo/Elias Meseret )


Ethiopia warns emergency drought aid to run out next month

by Elias Meseret AP via Yahoo

Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million....

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VIDEO: Learn about the forces changing our food system

June 17, 2017 Washington Post Live

In "Transformers: Food", the Washington Post brings together entrepreneurs, food industry executives, scientists and farmers to discuss how technology and science are changing our modern food systems. This video features Kathleen Merrigan, the Execu...

June 17, 2017
(Photo: Drew Angerer, Getty Images)

United States

Both sides back former GOP U.S. Rep. Mark Green at confirmation hearing for U.S. foreign aid post

by Craig Gilbert Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Senators from both parties signaled their support Thursday for former Wisconsin congressman Mark Green, President Trump’s choice as administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development....

June 10, 2017
In South Sudan, thousands of people walk for hours to reach a food distribution site. (Photo: AP)


Five myths about famine

by Gayle Smith Washington Post

As the looming threat and tragic reality of famine spread across South Sudan, northern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, 20 million people are in urgent need of food and other assistance. But even with grim reports from the UNs’ relief agencies and image...

June 7, 2017
Safeway in Washington, DC’s Ward 6 (Photo by Mr. TinDC via DCIST)

United States

Report: Wards 7 And 8 Have Three Grocery Stores For 149,750 People

by Christina Sturdivant DCIST

This article discusses a food desert in Washington, DC.  "Unsurprisingly, Wards 7 and 8 account for the vast majority of D.C.’s residents (one out of seven) who are what the USDA considers food insecure."...


UN WFP, FAO chiefs unite to lobby for famine relief

June 7, 2017 by Adva Saldinger Devex

The heads of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the U.N. World Food Programme were in Washington, D.C., on Monday, in an effort to garner attention and funds for famine relief in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria....

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