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July 25, 2017
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Uncategorized

Meals on Wheels Client Asks Congress to #SaveLunch For Millions of At-Risk Seniors

by PR Newswire Yahoo News

With Congress in the midst of its annual appropriations debate, Meals on Wheels America launched a video vignette featuring Carol – a real Meals on Wheels client living in Whitehall Township, PA – in an effort to influence the important funding d...

July 25, 2017
Abshivay Hussein Maalin, 13, suffers from malnutrition and lives at an internally displaced person camp in Baidoa, Somalia. At least 155,000 Somalis have been displaced from their homes because of drought and instability and are living in temporary huts in Baidoa. (Photo: CNN)

Global

This is what starvation looks like

by Jennifer Grubb CNN

This picture gallery shows the human face of starvation.  More than 20 million people are facing famine in Nigeria, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and neighboring countries....

July 24, 2017
A woman holds her child as they wait to receive treatment in Kobo health center in Kobo village, one of the drought stricken areas of Oromia region, in Ethiopia, April 28, 2016. (Photo: Reuters via VOA)

Africa

Aid Groups Marshal Scarce Resources to Save Ethiopian Children

by Salem Solomon Voice of America

The U.N. World Food Program and other aid agencies have responded, but growing need and funding shortfalls are undercutting their efforts. An estimated 7.8 million Ethiopians are in need of humanitarian aid, an increase of more than 2 million since t...

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
Photo: G20 Logo via G20.org

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...

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