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March 22, 2017
New research shows the percentage of food stamp recipients from households where at least one person is employed has been steadily increasing. (Photo: Jim Young/Reuters)

United States

Food Stamp Recipients Increasingly Are The Working Poor

by Joseph Erbentraut Huffington Post

According to a recent report from the USDA, an increasing share of individuals who receive benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, also known as food stamps, live in households where at least one person is working....

March 21, 2017
Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program. (Photo:  Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images)

United States

Could Meals On Wheels Really Lose Funding? Yes, But It’s Hard To Say How Much

by Maria Godoy NPR

Meals on Wheels, you see, isn't a federal program. It's a network of thousands of independently run groups that receive varying amounts of government aid – or none at all. Together, they deliver hot meals to 2.4 million seniors each year. Some of t...

March 20, 2017
A severely malnourished child drinks water at International Medical Corps’ clinic in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, South Sudan. (Photo: Crystal Wells/International Medical Corps)

Africa

Fighting Famine in War-Torn South Sudan

by Scott Pelley CBS News

In South Sudan, 5M people don't know where their next meal is coming from and, of them, 100,000 are starving and face death. If not for humanitarian efforts, millions could die....

Africa

Somalia: ‘People are dying of hunger…there’s no water’

March 19, 2017 by David McKenzie and Brent Swails CNN

Over six million people are in need of food assistance -- more than half the country's population -- according to recent figures from the UN. But even inside the camps, food is scarce....

March 17, 2017
The sun-bleached bones of goats and sheep lie near makeshift houses close to the town of Burao, in the self-declared republic of Somaliland. Drought has wreaked havoc among pastoral communities, in many cases wiping out all their animals and leaving them reliant on aid or the kindness of others. Across Somalia, more than 6 million people face starvation. (Photo: Kate Holt/ UNICEF)

Africa

Drought brings savage halt to nomadic way of life in Somalia – in pictures

by Kate Holt and Ben Quinn The Guardian

A third consecutive year of failed rains has laid waste to livestock and threatened...

March 16, 2017
A malnourished baby receives treatment at al-Sabaeen hospital in Sana’a. A total of 6.8 million people are in a state of emergency in Yemen, where a food crisis is causing widespread malnutrition. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)

Asia

Yemen at ‘point of no return’ as conflict leaves almost 7 million close to famine

by Les Roopanarine, Patrick Wintour, Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Ahmad Algohbary The Guardian

New figures released by UN indicate 17 million people facing severe food insecurity in Yemen. Full Report: http://www.ipcinfo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ipcinfo/docs/IPC_Yemen_AcuteFI_Situation_March-July2017_ENversion.pdf...

March 15, 2017
Women carry food in gunny bags after visiting an aid distribution center in South Sudan on March 10. (Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran /AFP/Getty Images)

Africa

Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

by Jason Beaubien NPR

At the same time that people are starving, fighting has turned parts of the country into no-go zones for relief agencies....

March 15, 2017

Africa

Last time I got food, armed men took everything’: famine in South Sudan

For some time now, aid has been the only way for people to survive here. But over the past year, even that lifeline has almost dried up. Across all of South Sudan, 4.9 million people are severely food insecure....

March 12, 2017
More than 6 million people in Somalia are in need of food assistance (Photo: Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA)

Africa

Famine ‘largest humanitarian crisis in history of UN’

by AP Al Jazeera

The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries at risk of starvation and famine, the UN humanitarian chief has said...

March 7, 2017
Current Food Security Outcomes, Feb. 2017. (Photo: FEWSNET)

Africa

Nigeria Update: Although assistance provision is increasing, extreme levels of food insecurity persist in the northeast

FEWSNET

Much of northeastern Nigeria will remain in at least Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through September 2017 as conflict continues to severely restrict food availability and access for millions. Worst-affected accessible LGAs are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) a...

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