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Poor diets can lead to early death.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals

by Sarah Boseley, Health Editor The Guardian September 19, 2017

Malnutrition is due to eating poorly; eating the wrong amounts and kinds of foods - either overeating, and under-eating. A recent comprehensive study done by the the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, compiled data from every country in the world. Poor die...

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‘Alarm bells we cannot ignore’: world hunger rising for first time this century

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian September 18, 2017

A report by five UN Agencies shows that world hunger rose in 2016, largely due to conflict and climate-related shocks. “If you look at the 815 million [chronically undernourished] people, 489 million or 60% of them are located in countries affected by conflict. Over the last decade we’re seen a...

People lining up for food at The Free Store in Wellington, New Zealand (Benjamin Johnson)

How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste and Hunger in New Zealand

by Rina Diane EcoWatch September 12, 2017

The Free Store is a nonprofit organization that redistributes surplus food from local businesses in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, to those in need: redistributing an estimated 800 to 1,500 food items each weeknight, averaging about 250,000 food items a year....

Consecutive climate shocks have resulted in back-to-back droughts, leaving scarce pasture for livestock and more than 8.5 million people in need of food assistance. (Photo: FAO)

Hunger crises will escalate unless we invest more in addressing root causes, say UN food agency chiefs on visit to drought-hit Ethiopia

by FAO September 10, 2017

Speaking at the conclusion of a visit to Ethiopia, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people's resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks....

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World Food Programme using chatbots to monitor hunger in hard-to-reach areas

by Lynsey Chutel Quartz September 4, 2017

The UN’s World Food Program (WFP), has been experimenting with text and Facebook messenger chatbots to monitor food insecurity in hard-to-reach areas, turning smartphones and social media into lifelines for the most vulnerable of refugees....

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The Global Hunger Crisis Will Not Be Tweeted

by Carolyn Miles Foreign Policy Magazine August 17, 2017

Recent poll by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) showed that only 15 percent of Americans had “a lot” of awareness of the ongoing global hunger crisis....

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In pictures: The first 1,000 days of hunger

by BBC, UBELONG Photographers and Researchers BBC August 10, 2017

BBC has posted an educational photographic essay on the first 1000 days of hunger. Across Ghana, the irreversible effects of child malnutrition can be seen among thousands of children affected during their critical first 1,000 days of life. This is the time in a child's life that will determine thei...

A World Food Programme worker stands next to aid parcels that will be distributed to South Sudanese refugees at the airport in Sudan’s North Kordofan state. (Photo: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

Why It’s So Hard To Stop The World’s Looming Famines

by Courtney Columbus NPR August 6, 2017

Speaking with NPR's Audie Cornish on All Things Considered, he explained that politics and donor fatigue are two of the main causes....

Abshivay Hussein Maalin, 13, suffers from malnutrition and lives at an internally displaced person camp in Baidoa, Somalia. At least 155,000 Somalis have been displaced from their homes because of drought and instability and are living in temporary huts in Baidoa. (Photo: CNN)

This is what starvation looks like

by Jennifer Grubb CNN July 25, 2017

This picture gallery shows the human face of starvation.  More than 20 million people are facing famine in Nigeria, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and neighboring countries....

Unmasking hidden hunger in the developed world

by Greg Garrett, GAIN The Econmonist Intellenge Unit, Food Sustainability Index July 18, 2017

The word hunger generally calls to mind starving children in developing countries. Unfortunately, this type of hunger is still very much a reality. However, malnutrition is much more complex. Many children who consume enough food, and even obese and overweight children, may be malnourished because t...

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