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Bread for the World's 2017 Hunger Report discusses the challenges to ending hunger resulting from fragile states, conflict, climate change and poor government.
Bread for the World’s 2017 Hunger Report discusses the challenges to ending hunger resulting from fragile states, conflict, climate change and poor government.  Access the report or the executive summary.

Tackling hunger requires addressing the challenge in fragile states

by Jennifer Ehidiamen Devex December 4, 2016

Political instability and climate change continue to threaten global efforts to end hunger and poverty. By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s poor will be living in ...

Migrants preparing to board the smugglers’ boats that will take them from Venezuela to Curaçao. Photo: © Meridith Kohut for The New York Times
Migrants preparing to board the smugglers’ boats that will take them from Venezuela to Curaçao. Photo: ©  Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

Hungry Venezuelans flee in boats to escape economic collapse

by Nicholas Casey New York Times November 29, 2016

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao — The dark outlines of land had just come into view when the smuggler forced everyone into the sea. Roymar Bello screamed. She was one of 17 passengers who had climbed onto the overloaded fis...

You may be higher up the global wealth pyramid than you think

by Economist Business and Finance The Economist November 28, 2016

Pop quiz: Where do you think you fall on the global wealth pyramid? The answer may surprise you...   See full story at http://www.econ...

Davíd Romero Hernández, 51, center, trimming grass in his new avocado orchard on the edge of Apútzio de Juárez, in Mexico, in October. Photo: Adriana Zehbrauskas/The New York Times
Davíd Romero Hernández, 51, center, trimming grass in his new avocado orchard on the edge of Apútzio de Juárez, in Mexico, in October. Photo: ©   Adriana Zehbrauskas/The New York Times

Avocados imperil Monarch butterflies’ winter home in Mexico

by Victoria Burnett New York Times November 19, 2016

APÚTZIO DE JUÁREZ, Mexico — The green volcanic hills that tower above Apútzio de Juárez have begun to fill with swarms of monarch butterflies, ...

In Toronto, Mouhamad al-Hajj and his family, refugees from Syria, have resettled with the help of a group of sponsors. Photo: © Nicole Tung for The New York Times
In Toronto, Mouhamad al-Hajj and his family, refugees from Syria, have resettled with the help of a group of sponsors.  In Bar Elias, Lebanon, relatives, including Mr. Hajj’s sister-in-law and her children, are desperate to move to Canada, too.  Photo: © Nicole Tung for The New York Times

What does it mean to help one family?

by Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn New York Times October 26, 2016

TORONTO, SEPT. 8 — Wissam al-Hajj, a Syrian refugee, woke up in the most comfortable home she had ever lived in, an apartment growing increasingly stuffed with toys for her four children. She realized she had slept far more soundly than usual. But when she remembered why, she grew irritated: Her h...

In Aleppo, Syria, four-year-old Esraa and her brother Waleed, three, sit on the ground near a shelter for internally displaced persons. Photo: UNICEF/UN013175/Al-Issa
In Aleppo, Syria, four-year-old Esraa and her brother Waleed, three, sit on the ground near a shelter for internally displaced persons. Photo: UNICEF/UN013175/Al-Issa  See original photo and story.

We live in Aleppo. Here’s how we survive.

by Omair Shaaban Washington P:ost October 26, 2016

ALEPPO, Syria — There weren’t any bombs today, or the day before. That’s good, because it means you can leave your apartment, see your friends, try to pretend life is normal. Still, you don’t know when the attacks will resume or how much worse they’ll be when they do.   See f...

Women waiting to enter the Ndirande Health Center in Blantyre,Malawi. Photo: WHO/ZakwathuCommunication
It’s a sunny July Wednesday, July 30, and the Ndirande Health Center in the outskirts of Blantyre, Malawi is buzzing. At the health center,  some 10,500 patients with HIV routinely receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). Among them are 6,000 mothers and their children. Photo: © WHO/ZakwathuCommunications  Click to see larger photo.

The U.S. foreign-aid budget, visualized

by Max Bearak and Lazaro Gamio Washington Post October 9, 2016

In a Kaiser Family Foundation study published in early 2015, the average respondent thought that 26 percent of the federal budget went to foreign aid. More than half of the re...

A woman crosses a muddy street in downtown Port-au-Prince after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on 4 October 2016, bringing heavy rains and winds. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi
A woman crosses a muddy street in downtown Port-au-Prince after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on 4 October 2016, bringing heavy rains and winds. Photo: © UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi  Click to see larger photo.

Hurricane Matthew makes old problems worse for Haitians

by Azam Ahmed New York Times October 7, 2016

The first reports to arrive were of vast flooding and destruction, rivers of brown water pulsing through streets and homes shorn of tin roofs. Eventually, the talk turned to livestock lost, a veritable fortune for those living in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The storm left a bro...

Internally displaced children play at the Debaga camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Photo: © UNHCR / Caroline Gluck
Internally displaced children play at the Debaga camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Photo: © UNHCR / Caroline Gluck  Click to see larger photo.

Battle for Islamic State stronghold could trigger a new crisis: A million displaced Iraqis

by Loveday Morris Washington Post October 6, 2016

DEBAGA, Iraq — The battle for the northern city of Mosul could force a million people to flee their homes. But even before it begins, aid agencies are struggling to shelter families displaced by the conflict against the Islamic State. The United Nations says it is now...

Coffee beans in Dalat, Vietnam. Photo: David Hagerman/The New York Times
Coffee beans in Dalat, Vietnam.  See full report by the Climate Institute of Australia. Photo: David Hagerman/The New York Times

Climate change threatens world coffee supply, report says

by Jonah Engel Bromwich New York Times September 28, 2016

A report examining the many ways climate change threatens coffee and coffee farmers has alarmed people who are...

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