Iraq and the United Nations launched a campaign Monday to vaccinate nearly one million livestock in the Mosul area over fears the animals may be carrying diseases, as they have not been vaccinated since Islamic State seized the city in 2014.
Oxfam profiles five women who are fighting hunger
“Nowadays, it is easy to find homes with one malnourished child and an overweight mother, or a chronically malnourished and overweight child or one with a vitamin and mineral deficiency”
South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.
A first-of-its-kind program of the Department of Veterans Affairs will screen all vets who visit its health-care facilities for hunger, asking them whether they’ve struggled to afford food in the past three months. Many veterans are reluctant to reach out for help and those with disabilities, mental illness, or who are homeless are particularly vulnerable.
Hurricane Irma brought severe damage to the Caribbean in early September, destroying buildings, homes, roads, and threatening livelihoods before moving north towards the Florida Keys.
The annual Global Food Security Index is now tracking a country’s natural resource supply, and its resiliency in the event of a major natural disaster. The conclusion: climate change is making it harder to feed people.
Los Angeles County, California looked at data from 2002 to 2015, collected as part of an ongoing regional health survey, and found that food insecurity in the region increased, with nearly 1/3 of lower income households affected.
Bloomberg news photographed some of those hit hardest by Venezuela’s ongoing crisis
Rwanda’s Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources will deploy the young professionals as extension workers under a volunteer program which aims to boost production and food security.