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December 11, 2018
Photo: Mark Lowcock, the UN Humanitarian Affairs Emergency and Relief Co-ordinator, addresses the UN Security Council. [AP photo]

Global

Yemen’s food crisis 10 times worse than South Sudan, says UN

by Arthur MacMillan The National

The UN’s humanitarian aid chief on Monday said the food crisis in Yemen was unprecedented and 10 times worse than anything seen in South Sudan, announcing an appeal for US$4 billion (Dh14.69bn) that will be needed to fund next year’s relief effor...

December 11, 2018
Photo: Full bags of groceries. Grocery stores are rare east of the Anacostia River. There’s only one supermarket in Ward 8 and two in Ward 7, neighborhoods with a combined population of about 150,000 people. [Elvert Barnes / Flickr]

United States

New Program Combats Food Deserts With Discounted Rides To Southeast Grocery Stores

by Sasha-Ann Simons WAMU

In Washington, DC, a new program aims to help residents in living in food deserts by providing discounted rides to grocery stores....

United States

Northwest Arkansas Hunger Relief, Inc. Provides Aid to Other Agencies Battling Hunger

December 11, 2018 by Nate Kuester Fox 24

Northwest Arkansas Hunger Relief, Inc. is hyper focused on making a difference with the 25 agencies it supports....

December 10, 2018
Photo: Handful of rice [courtesy waateanews.com]

Asia

Hunger risk for tamariki

by Waatea News WaateaNews.com

In New Zealand, one in five children are at risk of going hungry, with Māori around twice as likely as non-Māori to live in food insecure households....

December 10, 2018
Photo: Mother and child at nutrition rehabilitation centre in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh. 50.9% of children under 5 are stunted in Chitrakoot as compared to 38.4% nationally. [Swagata Vadavar/IndiaSpend]

Asia

India Not On Track To Reach 2025 Nutrition Targets Or Achieve Zero Hunger By 2030

by Swagata Yadavar IndiaSpend

Increased food security and access has led to fewer malnourished and anaemic Indians in 2017 than in the preceding decade, but India needs to do much more to meet its nutrition goals, the 2018 Global Nutrition Report (GNR 2018) has shown...

December 5, 2018
Photo: Many children rely on school meals for nutrition, advocates say. [Getty Images]

United States

One in six children in America live in fear of hunger

by Kari Paul Marketwatch

One in 10 adults (nearly 15 million people) and one in six children in the U.S. have gone to bed hungry at some point in the past 3 years, according to a report from anti-hunger nonprofit Hunger Free America released Wednesday....

December 5, 2018
Photo: Wheat field [stock.adobe.com/au/Gina Sanders]

Global

Western Sidney University invests $5m into food security research

by What's New in Food Technology & Manufacturing What's New in Food Technology & Manufacturing

Western Sydney University (WSU) will collaborate with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and 13 state agricultural universities on research to address global issues of food security and climate change....

December 2, 2018
Photo: CalFresh currently provides nutrition assistance to 50,000 low-income San Francisco residents, and soon an additional 12,000 people or more will become eligible in a significant expansion of the food stamp program. [Courtesy SF Examiner]

United States

Change in law means thousands more SF residents will receive food stamps

by Joshua Sabatini San Francisco Examiner

A change in state law will soon give thousands of San Francisco’s low-income elderly and disabled residents receiving Supplemental Security Income, who were previously not eligible for food stamps, access to the program....

Global

We’re becoming desensitised to poverty in the UK – it’s time the government made food a basic right

December 2, 2018 by Geraldine Van Bueren The Independent

A right to food would mean that all public institutions would have to offer adequate nutritious food, including hospitals and care homes...

November 29, 2018
Photo: Student  Jesse Delacruz looks in his nearly empty refrigerator [Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech/QNS]

United States

‘There are people that are literally starving’; College students in Queens facing greater risk of food insecurity

by Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech QNS

More college students in Queens worry about where their next meal is coming from than they did 10 or 15 years ago, according to a study from the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute....

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