Hunger: The brutal reality

by Ram Chandra Neupane The Himalayan Times May 1, 2018

Useful op ed for young people trying to understand what global hunger is and why it exists....

Richard V. Reeves, Senior Fellow – Economic Studies & Co-Director – Center on Children and Families (Photo: Brookings)  

Earth Day: it is about equity as well as the environment

by Eleanor Krause and Richard V. Reeves Brookings April 22, 2018

Low-income and minority households are more likely to live in neighborhoods exposed to higher levels of water and air pollution. Perhaps it’s time to start thinking about environmental poverty as an additional dimension of poverty....

Franck Bousquet, senior director of the World Bank Fragility, Conflict & Violence Group (Photo: World Bank)

Q&A: The World Bank’s pivot to fragile states

by Michael Igoe Devex April 21, 2018

The World Bank is taking steps to move earlier into conflict-affected and fragile countries with more funding, more staff, and a mandate to focus on prevention, according to the institution’s fragility, conflict, and violence director....

Logo courtesy International School Meals Day (ISMD) homepage

March 15 is International School Meals Day

by International School Meals Day (ISMD) homepage March 15, 2018

Since its launch in 2013, it has brought together teachers and students, policy makers, school cooks, chefs, food and nutrition professionals, schools and communities, charities, businesses and health professionals from around the world to talk about the importance of school meals and its impact on ...

(Photo: Goats for Girls)

6 Things You May Not Know About Women, Girls & Hunger

by World Food Program USA March 8, 2018

Investing in women and girls will play a huge role in ending global hunger. Get to know why they’re at the forefront of the development agenda and how everything from goats to the promise of a school meal are being used to maximize their potential to change the world....

Adelaida Marca, an Aymara indigenous woman, has been successful at the Rural World Expo in Santiago selling her sought-after premium oregano, which has a special fragrance, grown on terraces in Socoroma, her village in the highlands of northern Chile. (Photo:Indap)

Rural Women Are Essential to the Struggle Against Hunger

by Orlando Milesi Inter Press Service March 8, 2018

Rural women make up more than a quarter of the world’s population and 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force, according to UN Women....

Girls and women in Rumbek, South Sudan, gain access to the wild fruit Laluq, which they typically use to make porridge. (Photo: Charles Lomodong/Plan International)

The mother is the last to eat in developing countries

by Yasmin Noone SBS March 8, 2018

More than 120 million women in developing countries are underweight. Given that women are typically in charge of their household's food production, experts say this female-hunger is due to gender inequality. #IWD...

Philanthropists Melinda and Bill Gates have pledged a massive sum toward women’s empowerment worldwide. (Photo: Pool New / Reuters)

Bill And Melinda Gates Pledge $170 Million To Women’s Economic Empowerment

by Alanna Vagianos Huffington Post March 8, 2018

“When money flows into the hands of women who have the authority to use it, everything changes.”...

VIDEO: Four Famines-Fragility, Resilience, and the Role of International Development

by CSIS February 6, 2018

More than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria are facing famine conditions and possible starvation. It has been called the largest humanitarian crisis the world has seen in decades. Watch to learn more....

A mother sits with her malnourished child at a hospital in Tonj, South Sudan. [Photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images]

‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian January 30, 2018

War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affected...