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BOOK REVIEW: The Enduring Struggle: The History of the U.S. Agency for International Development and America’s Uneasy Transformation of the World

by steve hansch February 6, 2024

BOOK REVIEW:  The Enduring Struggle:  The History of the U.S. Agency for International Development and America’s Uneasy Transformation of the World, by John Norris.   2021.   Lanham MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Publisher. America's primary international assista...

 

The World Can Feed Itself – It Needs the Will

by Dominic MacSorley Irish Examiner January 31, 2024

In this opinion piece, Dominic MacSorley, former CEO of Concern Worldwide  writes from the Sudan about the world hunger situation.   He says: "Gaza and Ukraine have been most prominent in the public eye but they form only a fraction of the 117 million people experiencing acute food insecurity as ...

New World Food Programme Director says “Not on my watch”

by Helen Murphy Devex Newswire July 21, 2023

Cindy McCain, the new Director of WFP, says she will not let the widespread  corruption of food aid take place in the future.  Recently arrived, Ms. McCain, has had to shut down food programs in Ethiopia over the widespread misuse of food aid resources by local authorities....

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...

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM speaks on Feeding those in need

by Link to the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service pbs.org March 26, 2023

In this video interview by PBS.org, David Beasley, former Governor of South Carolina, and the outgoing Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP) speaks about his o...

WHO Reports 43,000 excess deaths in Somalia, in 2022, due to Drought

by WHO Media World Health Organization March 21, 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the results of a retrospective study commissioned by both their WHO-Somalia office and Unicef's Somalia office.  The study,  conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College-London, used  statistical modeling to dete...

The Gap in Funding for Programs to Stop Hunger

by February 22, 2023

The nonprofit, Action Against Hunger, February 22, 2023 released their global report "2023 Hunger Funding Gap Report -- What's Needed to Stop the Global Hunger Crisis." It reports that hunger is higher today than any time in recent decades, and that 50 million people are on the verge of famine. ...

Hunger is Inevitable Result of Massive Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

by Pranav Dixit Business Today February 10, 2023

The double impact of two strong and close earthquakes in southwest Turkey and northern Syria has paralyzed infrastructure and food systems.  The earthquakes affected millions of people;  hunger due to lack of access to food is inevitable, worse, the winter temperatures require a greater caloric in...

Hunger Hotspots: Sahel Countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

by January 24, 2023

In this update from Reliefweb, the coming Spring will also bring acute severe malnutrition in the Sahel, focused in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. In addition to conflict in these countries, it is projected that approximately 7.5 million people will be in the stage 3 hunger category (IPC classificati...

Hunger Hotspots; Lebanon

by ReliefWeb, Image from FAO/IPC January 24, 2023

In a food security analysis, it is projected that 2.26 million people will suffer from acute levels of food insecurity in Lebanon  this coming Spring (2023). The continuation of the food insecurity is due to the influx of Syrian refugees, a deteriorating economy, and global inflation....

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.