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Malnutrition in Humanitarian Crises: The Will to End a Preventable Disease

by Muriel Bassil October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019 Disasters of any kind can disrupt food sources for proper nutrition, which is vital for growth, development, and good health. Malnutrition is a common but overlooked consequence of the humanitarian crises that so often result from natural and human-made disasters. Mor...

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Aid groups need a major shake-up to meet the challenges of a fractured world

by Simon O'Connell The Guardian June 11, 2019

Humanitarian assistance is too siloed, inefficient and expensive to achieve lasting impact for billions of people in need...

In modern Britain, hunger has become normal. That is an outrage

by Shaista Aziz The Guardian May 22, 2019

The UK is a rich country, but food poverty is now a daily reality for many families. This is not inevitable, writes Shaista Aziz who is a Labour councillor in Oxford....

The Impact of Unequal Wealth Distribution on Poverty Worldwide

by William Chutney September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019 While it is often said that more people were pulled out of poverty over the last century than in the whole history of mankind, there is still much work to do. Some numbers about Africa’s economy can seem encouraging at the surface level, but the harsh reality is that...

The Impact of Global Climate Change on World Hunger

by William Chutney February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 When most people think about the effects of climate change, they envisage the polar caps melting. Most do not consider the effects climate change will have on agriculture, and, as a result, world hunger. Here are a few ways in which these changes in climate and temperat...

Sustainable Development Depends on Better Nutrition for All Nations

by Dr. Lawrence Haddad & Dr. David Nabarro IPS October 22, 2018

From cold chains and blockchains – major technological revolutions are on the brink of transforming food systems. While ...

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Solving Dietary Issues Through Public Private Partnerships: An Example from the Field

by Paul Sommers October 21, 2018

October 19, 2018 Every October, World Food Day is celebrated around the globe. Unfortunately, hunger is increasing, not decreasing. After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again. Today, over 820 million people are suffering chronic undernourishment [1]...

Solving Hunger?

by Gary Kilmer October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018 The good news is that the battle against hunger is slowly but surely being won [1]. Before the stones and arrows start flying my way, I hasten to point out that the progress is not everywhere and it is not all the time. The long-term trends seem ...

12 Things We Can Agree On about Global Poverty

by Jason Hickel and Charles Kenney Center for Global Development September 13, 2018

There's a lot of heat on the topic of global poverty, but fundamentally a lot of agreement, too. Here is our attempt at a brief consensus position. We welcome agreement and opposition in the comments section below!...

Overcoming the ‘Double Burden’ of Malnutrition

by Rachel Borton August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018 Despite the fact that obesity is often discussed in this country as though it’s an individual failing, mounting evidence illustrates that the United States’ rising obesity epidemic is more likely a societal problem tied to rising economic inequality. Why? Because one ...

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