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November 17, 2017
Residents wade through flood water in northern province of Son La, Vietnam Thursday Oct. 12, 2017. (Photo: AP via VOA)

Global

UN Warns Manage Climate Risks or Face Much More Hunger by 2050

Voice of America

Climate change threats, from worsening drought and flooding to sea level rise, could increase the risks of hunger and child malnutrition around the world by 20 percent by 2050, food security researchers warned Wednesday....

November 13, 2017
Families harvest potatoes at Miller Farms [Image: CBS Denver]

United States

Colorado Farmer Fighting Hunger With Free Harvest

by Melissa Garcia CBS Denver

The 120 acre Miller Farms in Platteville, Colorado, USA, is packed with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, and a variety of other vegetables. After a fruitful year of growing, the farm’s owner is offering up all of his excess crops to feed familie...

November 13, 2017
A basket of fish is pictured at the Sassoon Dock fishing jetty in Mumbai (Photo: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia

Why Is It So Hard To Solve The Hunger Problem In India?

Forbes

This blog looks at the question: Why did India rank in the 100th position in the Global Hunger Index 2017?...

November 10, 2017
Photo: Food Tank

United States

18 Veterans Programs Feeding the Food Movement

Food Tank

This Veterans Day, Food Tank brings you 18 initiatives from around the United States that are working to help veterans...

November 10, 2017
Photo: An internally displaced woman and her daughter look over the city of Sana’a, Yemen, from the roof of this dilapidated building they call their new home. [Giles Clarke/UN OCHA]

Middle East

Yemen facing largest famine the world has seen for decades, warns UN aid chief

by United Nations News Centre United Nations News Centre

Top United Nations humanitarian official warns Yemen will be gripped by famine – one the likes of which the world has not seen in years – if the blockade on basic supplies into the country imposed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition is not lifted i...

November 8, 2017
Photo: A woman prepares a meal of weed leaves for her family. South Sudanese are struggling to feed their families since rations have been cut. [UNICEF/Oatway]

Africa

Harvest season provides meagre respite to South Sudan’s ongoing hunger crisis

by United Nations UN News Centre

The current harvest season has not brought enough food to end the hunger crisis in South Sudan, as conflict persists in most of the African country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, the United Nations said Monday....

November 7, 2017
Photo: An agriculture officer inspects maize plants damaged by fall armyworm in Kenya’s Trans Nzoia region. [Riccardo Gangale/Bloomberg/Getty Images]

Africa

Invasion of maize-eating caterpillars worsens hunger crisis in Africa

by Ruth Maclean The Guardian

Crops that feed 200 million people at risk from destructive march of fall armyworm, as agriculture experts call for urgent action...

Africa

Focused on ending hunger, Africa neglects rising obesity

November 6, 2017 by Nellie Peyton Thomson Reuters Foundation

Focused for decades on ending hunger, African countries have largely failed to address a rising obesity epidemic that could soon become the greater public health crisis, experts said as new data in the Global Nutrition Report....

November 2, 2017
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (Photo: AP via VOA)

Global

UN Chief: Worldwide Famine Averted, but Numbers of Hungry Growing

by Margaret Besheer Voice of America

The United Nations secretary-general says early action by the international community has helped avert widespread famine, but the number of people in need is continuing to grow.  “Until these conflicts are resolved and development takes root, comm...

October 31, 2017
Women and their children, who fled from attacks by rebel groups, work in a field farmed with the help of the Food and Agriculture Organization in Tshikapa in the Kasai Region of Congo on July 27. (Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images)

Africa

Four things you should know about food security in Africa

by Landry Signé and Eyerusalem Siba Washington Post

October 30th marked the eighth annual Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security, which aims to raise awareness of chronic hunger and malnutrition and to encourage collaboration between national, regional and international actors to achieve food secu...

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