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March 21, 2023


WHO Reports 43,000 excess deaths in 2022 due to Drought

by WHO Media World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the results of a retrospective study commissioned by both their WHO-Somalia office and Unicef's Somalia office.  The study,  conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial C...

Conflict and Famine

Black Sea Grain Initiative, to Expire 18 March 2023, in Peril

March 16, 2023 by UN Media Center UNOCHA

The Black Sea Initiative, the U.N. brokered agreement to export Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea ports is due to expire on Saturday the 18th of March, 2023.  As of 14 March, there was a proposal by the Russians, to shorten the extension from 120 da...

February 22, 2023


"Love and Liberation" Captures Voices of Local Aid Workers in Famine Zone

Lauren Carruth's important 2021 book, Love and Liberation - Humanitarian Work in Ethiopia's Somali Region (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press) fills a gap in the literature about aid programs by listening to th...

February 22, 2023


The Gap in Funding for Programs to Stop Hunger

The nonprofit, Action Against Hunger, February 22, 2023 released their global report "2023 Hunger Funding Gap Report -- What's Needed to Stop the Global Hunger Crisis." It reports that hunger is higher today than any time in recent decades, and th...

February 22, 2023


U.S. Anti-Hunger Efforts Reflected by Congressional Hunger Center

On February 22, the Congressional Hunger Center hosted a gathering of 50 staff and Hunger Fellows to look at their achievements over the decades in addressing hunger in the United States.   A key topic was success in promoting local legislation to ...

February 10, 2023

Food Systems

Hunger is Inevitable Result of Massive Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

by Pranav Dixit Business Today

The double impact of two strong and close earthquakes in southwest Turkey and northern Syria has paralyzed infrastructure and food systems.  The earthquakes affected millions of people;  hunger due to lack of access to food is inevitable, worse, th...

February 9, 2023

Agriculture & Nutrition

USDA Improving nutrition standards for school meals

by Laura Reilly Washington Post

The Washington Post recently reported that the USDA has announced new, more stringent, national nutrition standards for its school feeding program. This program reaches 30 million students at 100,000 schools nationwide. The new standar...

January 31, 2023


US Ambassador to the UN warns of famine in Somalia

by Staff at AllAfrica.com AllAfrica.com

Linda Thomas Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, gave a speech on January 29th in Mogadishu announcing $41 million for famine prevention in Somalia and urged other nations to join in assisting Somalia fight famine....

January 24, 2023

Conflict and Famine

Hunger Hotspots; Lebanon

by ReliefWeb, Image from FAO/IPC

In a food security analysis, it is projected that 2.26 million people will suffer from acute levels of food insecurity in Lebanon  this coming Spring (2023). The continuation of the food insecurity is due to the influx of Syrian refugees, a deterior...

January 21, 2023

Agriculture & Nutrition

Humanitarian agencies advocate for simplified treatment of severe malnutrition

by WHES Staff

  Thirteen aid agencies have signed a letter to Samantha Power, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), advocating a simplified treatment for wasting (severe acute malnutrition).  These agencies p...


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