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Latin America to tackle dual problems of hunger and obesity: U.N.

by ANASTASIA MOLONEY Thompson Reuters Foundation May 23, 2016

BOGOTA - Latin American governments have pledged to work toward ending hunger within a decade while tackling an epidemic of rising obesity in the region - itself considered a form of malnutrition....

Doctors Without Borders brands humanitarian summit ‘a fig-leaf of good intentions’ as it pulls out.

by Sam Jones The Guardian May 5, 2016

Médecins Sans Frontières cites concern over accountability of governments and flouting of humanitarian laws as it withdraws from Istanbul summit. ...

Radio Mandu’arã, a community radio station that has been shut down under President Horacio Cartes. Photo: Toby Stirling Hill/The Guardian

Paraguay battles over land rights in the courts and across the airwaves. As soya companies appropriate land in Paraguay, many small-scale campesino fa...

by Toby Stirling Hill The Guardian May 3, 2016

For those who stay to fight for their land, the conflict can turn bloody. ...

The global land rights struggle is intensifying

by Edward Loure and Fred Nelson The Guardian April 27, 2016

Customary land users care for roughly 50% of the earth's land, but only 10% is officially recognized as belonging to these communities....

Mapped: The world at war

by Emmeline Booth Irin News April 26, 2016

This map of ongoing conflicts around the world is part of IRIN’s ongoing series on the world’s forgotten conflicts...

Blanca Molina holds up organic peas picked in one of the four greenhouses she built with her own hands on her small family farm in Villa Simpson, in the Aysén region in the Patagonian wilderness in southern Chile. Photo: Marianela Jarroud /IPS
Blanca Molina holds up organic peas picked in one of the four greenhouses she built with her own hands on her small family farm in Villa Simpson, in the Aysén region in the Patagonian wilderness in southern Chile. Photo: Marianela Jarroud /IPS

Land tenure still a problem for women in Latin America

by Marianela Jarroud Inter Press Serivce April 13, 2016

Rural women in Latin America continue to face serious obstacles to land tenure, which leave them vulnerable, despite their growing importance in food production and food security.“Women are the most vulnerable group of people with respect to the question of land tenure,” Soledad Parada, a gender...

Failing states: Many problems, few solutions

by Barry Mirkin and Joseph Chamie Inter Press Service April 9, 2016

Regardless of whether they are called fragile, failed, or failing states, scores of countries around the globe are plagued by overwhelming problems with few solutions in sight. Moreover, the instability and dire straits of these countries are spilling across national borders, destabilizing neighbori...

A daughter takes up her slain mother’s activism

by Darryl Fears Washington Post April 9, 2016

The wispy young woman with raven-black hair and expressive brown eyes was introduced to the small crowd as Bertha Zúniga Cáceres, but hardly anyone in her tight circle calls her that. She is known by the Spanish diminutive “Bertita,” an homage to her internationally famous mother, environmenta...

World Bank Facts & Figures

by Bread for the World Institute April 8, 2016

Overview The World Bank was established in 1946 to provide long-term assistance for economic development. It mobilizes funds contributed by member governments and raised in capital markets to lend to developing countries. Although the World Bank is technically an agency of the U...

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
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    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.