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Save the Children said more than 300,000 children will die in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where nutrition programmes have an 8% funding shortfall. Image Source: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

Starvation: a weapon of war that could kill 590,000 children by the end of 2018

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian September 14, 2018

Starvation being used as a weapon of war has become the new normal, according to Save the Children. Its analysis shows more than half a million infants in conflict zones could die of malnutrition by the end of the year if they do not receive treatment, the equivalent of one every minute....

Image: Per capita food waste in production and consumption by continent [courtesy FAO]

The digital revolution—a new weapon against food waste, hunger, and emissions

by Heinz Strubenhoff Future Development - The Brookings Institution September 6, 2018

The Brookings Institution's Heinz Strubenhoff writes about how technology can help fight food waste and hunger....

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Food donations from supermarkets and retailers at the warehouse of the Real Junk Food Project, a UK-based campaign to stop food waste through redistribution. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Food waste: alarming rise will see 66 tonnes thrown away every second

by Rebecca Ratcliffe The Guardian August 23, 2018

The amount of food that is wasted each year will rise by a third by 2030, when 2.1bn tonnes will either be lost or thrown away, equivalent to 66 tonnes per second, according to new analysis....

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Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations: A joint FAO/WFP update for the United Nations Security Council (August 2018)

by World Food Programme Relief Web August 22, 2018

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those f...

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Drivers of Improvements in Global Food Security

by Karen Thome USDA August 22, 2018

USDA’s Economic Research Service recently released the annual International Food Security Assessment 2018-2028, which measures and projects food security in 76 low- and middle-income countries that receive o...

Nearly four in five teachers say ‘holiday hunger’ is failing to improve

by Samuel Osborne The Independent August 2, 2018

In the UK, children are returning to school 'looking visibly less well nourished' according to teachers. Of 657 secondary school teachers surveyed, nearly half confirmed children in their school had experienced holiday hunger....

Photo: A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It’s just one of many initiatives the resort is taking to reduce food waste. [Amal Jayasinghe/AFP/Getty Images]

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

by Laura Ratliff NPR July 20, 2018

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly a quarter of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are simply thrown away. While food waste is a hot topic in the U.S., it's a particular challenge in low-income nations where food is sometimes a scarce resource to begin with. Some ...

Hunger Fighters Interview- Andrew Green and Amruta Byatnal, Malnutrition Deeply

by June 26, 2018

by Hunger Notes Hunger Fighters Interview: Andrew Green and Amruta Byatnal This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty in various ways around the world. This episode focuses on the creators of Malnutrition Deeply, a website t...

Hunger Fighters Interview: The Borgen Project

by June 9, 2018

Hunger Fighters Interview: The Borgen Project This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. This episode focuses on the staff of The Borgen Project, an advocacy group that works to increase awareness and actio...

Photo: Herders take their animals to drink water in Niger, which FAO says is among the countries currently in need of external food assistance. [Giulio Napolitano/FAO]

Hunger surges amid deadly conflicts, poor weather conditions in many countries – UN agriculture agency

by United Nations UN News June 8, 2018

Despite ample food supplies, persistent conflicts and adverse climate shocks are taking a toll on global food security, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nation’s agriculture agency....

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