World Hunger Pictures

The Razor’s Edge: Embezzlement, Corruption and Development in Ethiopia, a Novel (2022)

by WHES board - S Hansch April 23, 2023

For anyone interested in learning what development work overseas entails and what work is like, there may be no better introduction than Robert Gurevich’s novel, The Razor’s Edge.  Thinly modeled on his own experiences in Africa, with his protagonist, writing in the first person...

USAID Administrator Power discusses food insecurity with colleagues

by August 18, 2022

At a meeting held July 18, 2022, sponsored by the think tank, CSIS, USAID Administrator Samantha Power and a panel of specialists discuss the current global food insecurity crisis, noting how it has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, climate...

In photos: Finding food on the front line of climate change

by Charlotte Hodges The Independent October 20, 2019

Niger is one of the driest climates on earth. Yuk Sugiura's powerful pictures capture how its people are living amidst a silent hunger crisis...

The many faces of global hunger – in pictures

by Chris de Bode, Abbie Trayler-Smith and Nora Lorek The Guardian October 16, 2019

Three award-winning photographers capture what hunger looks like around the world...

Photo: Julio Montes has lost 30% of his body weight (Fabiola Ferrero/Bloomberg)

The Faces of Venezuelan Hunger

by Fabiola Zerpa and Noris Soto Bloomberg September 28, 2017

Bloomberg news photographed some of those hit hardest by Venezuela's ongoing crisis ...

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....

Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar who spend around £25 a week on food (Photo: Daily Mail/What I Eat-Around the World in 80 Diets)

The great global food gap: Families around the world photographed with weekly shopping as they reveal cost ranges from £3.20 to £320

by Daily Mail April 23, 2017

Snapshots of families' weekly shop from countries around the world shows the food gulf between nations....

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...

20-month-old Ummi Mustafa and her mother, Maiduguri, Nigeria. The latest red flag from FEWS NET draws particular attention to places like Banki Town and Bama in Borno State, where the threat of Boko Haram violence continues to limit movement and prevent humanitarian access. Photo: Credit: Guy Calaf/Action Against Hunger USA

Child hunger emergency in northeastern Nigeria

by September 9, 2016

          The world may have finally woken up to the child hunger emergency in northeastern Nigeria, but the latest data shows, if anything, a deepening crisis. Levels of Global Acute Malnutrition recorded in July and August were well over the 15 percent thres...

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