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New USAID nutrition strategy reviewed at Washington meeting Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes September 19, 2014

Number of children living in poverty drops sharply, Census Bureau says Robert Pear New York Times September 16, 2014  See full report: Income and Poverty in the United States 2013 (72 page PDF file)

Why temporary assistance may not be enough for the neediest of families Jeff Guo Washington Post September 15, 2014

Patricia Brown walks down the sidewalk on her way home after getting off the bus from the offices of the Center for Workforce Innovation in Richmond.  Photo:Timothy C. Wright/Washington Post

Patricia Brown walks down the sidewalk on her way home after getting off the bus from the offices of the Center for Workforce Innovation in Richmond. The CWI is a city effort designed to match people with jobs in the Richmond area. Her blue folder holds copies of her resume. Photo:Timothy C. Wright/Washington Post

The danger of being pushed off public assistance: For America's poor, the security of public benefits can outweigh the risks of a low-paying, uncertain job Tina Griego Washington Post September 14, 2014

 Trumpeter swans shown here are among the species that, by 2050, are not expected to be able to live in most of their current territory, according to a report. Photo: Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

Trumpeter swans are among the species that, by 2050, are not expected to be able to live in most of their current territory, according to a report. Photo: Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

Climate change will disrupt half of America's bird species, study says Felicity Barringer New York Times September 8, 2014

America's growing food inequality problem Roberto Ferdman Washington Post September 2, 2014

Above a busy intersection in Mexico City, a billboard tallies  Mexican education funds wasted since the first day of school last month. According to this new “abuse meter” about $2.8 billion annually goes into the pockets of 298,174 no-show teachers and administrators who collect pay without working. Photo: Adriana Zehbrauskas/New York Times

Billboard drives home extent of corruption as Mexican schools suffer Damien Cave New York Times September 1, 2014  See Hunger Notes special report Harmful economic systems: Obtaining income

Guadalupe Salazar, a McDonald’s cashier who says her paychecks were missing overtime wages. Photo: Peter DaSilva/New York Times

Guadalupe Salazar, a McDonald’s cashier who says her paychecks were missing overtime wages. Photo: Peter DaSilva/New York Times

More workers are claiming 'wage theft' Steven Greenhouse New York Times August 31, 2014

A homeless woman on a bus bench on Broadway in Oakland, California. Photo: David Bacon

A homeless woman on a bus bench on Broadway in Oakland, California got a bag of food and a blanket from Vinny Pannizzo, of Mission for the Homeless. Photo: David Bacon

Living on the streets of Oakland. The Great Recession may be over, but every night people are sleeping on benches or in makeshift shelters. Here are a few of their stories. David Bacon East Bay Express August 6, 2014 See more at US hunger images and stories

The changing face of temporary employment Steven Greenhouse New York Times August 31, 2014

Dante Washington walks down his block of low-income row houses in Baltimore. Photo: Linda Davidson/Washington Post

Dante Washington is employed, has a degree and his own home in Baltimore. 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 Baltimore. Photo: Linda Davidson/Washington Post

What your 1st-grade life says about the rest of it Emily Badger Washington Post August 30, 2014

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CURRENT EDITORIALS, OPINION, AND LETTERS

Census data show the economy strengthened in 2013, but too slowly to improve the living standards of many middle- and low-income Americans Robert Greenstein Center for Budget and Policy Priorities September 16, 2014

CAR: A forgotten crisis at the heart of Africa: Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic's vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis Nathalie Baptiste Foreign Policy In Focus September 10, 2014

Why Asia is probably poorer than we think: Asia’s ‘success’ in reducing poverty uses a flawed system for measuring income and ignores food insecurity Jayati Ghosh The Guardian September 9, 2014

Meet the company suing El Salvador for the right to poison its water. In an obscure World Bank court, a multinational mining firm is suing El Salvador for attempting to protect its citizens from deadly mining pollution. Robin Broad and John Cavanagh Foreign Policy In Focus September 3, 2014 See Hunger Notes special report Trade and Hunger

Africans' land rights at risk as new agricultural trend sweeps continent Janah Ncube Inter Press Service September 1, 2014 See Hunger Notes special report Trade and Hunger

The human toll of offshoring Joe Nocera New York Times September 1, 2014

The BRICS: Challengers to the global status quo. Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart? Walden Bello Foreign Policy in Focus August 29, 2014

Saving our birds John W. Fitzpatrick New York Times August 29, 2014

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World hunger falls, but number of undernourished remains ‘unacceptably high’—joint UN report UN News Centre September 16, 2014 Access full report: The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014

 A farmer standing in his field  in the village of Mabalane in Lesotho’s Hoek District. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN

 A farmer in the village of Mabalane in Lesotho’s Hoek District. Photo: Mujahid Safodien/IRIN

How to boost food production in Africa: Smallholder farmers are struggling to adapt to rising temperatures and erratic rains and need better help from governments than they have been getting IRIN News September 15, 2014  See the full report

Rethink needed on humanitarian funding for national NGOs, now only 0.2 percent of total humanitarian aid IRIN News September 15, 2014 

Mary Wanjiru is a farmer from Nyeri County in central Kenya.  Photo: Miriam Gahtigah/IPS<

Mary Wanjiru is a farmer from Nyeri County in central Kenya. Experts say that Africa's extensive land subdivision is emerging as a significant threat to food security. Photo: Miriam Gahtigah/IPS

Africa's dividing farmlands a threat to food security Miriam Gathigah Inter Press Service September 10, 2014

Child trafficking rampant in poor Indian villages K. S. Harikrishnan Inter Press Service September 4, 2014

North Korea’s capital, with its water parks and new buildings, coddles the elite  Anna Fifeld Washington Post September 2, 2014 See Hunger Notes special report Harmful economic systems: Obtaining income

Pentagon set to open second drone base in Niger as it expands operations in Africa Craig Whitlock Washington Post September 1, 2014 Military footprints in the Sahara (graphic) Washington Post September 1, 2014 U.S. carries out counter-terrorism strike in Somalia Craig Whitlock Washington Post September 1, 2014 See Hunger Notes special report on foreign aid

Ebola is taking a second toll, on economies Adam Nossiter New York Times September 5, 2014 Ebola could strike 20,000, world health agency says Nick Cumming-Bruce and Alan Cowell New York Times August 28, 2014

Makeshift refugee camps in Sudan. Photo: James Sprankle/Washington Post

To South Sudan’s woes, add famine—50,000 children at risk of death Ty McCormick Washington Post August 24, 2014

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Atlas of African agriculture research & development  Kate Sebastian, Editor July 22, 2014

Good Food: Grounded Practical Theory Jennifer Ayres Reviewed by the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church February 4, 2014

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