Opinion

Poverty to Early Marriages and Early Marriages to Poverty: The Endless Chain in Rural Communities in Cameroon

July 23, 2018

7/23/2018 By: Nkwain Adeline Yafi Child marriage is a violation of child rights, and has a negative impact on physical growth, health, mental and emotional development, and education opportunities. While regional disparities exist, child marriage has significantly decreased from 47 per cent (2006) to 27 per cent (2016). It also affects society as a whole since child marriage reinfor ...

DEBATES ABOUT U.S. FOOD ASSISTANCE 2018

June 14, 2018

By Steve Hansch For more than a decade, a movement to reverse US policies for food aid has built momentum among some analysts and Europeans who have lobbied hard to reform how the United States provides food aid overseas. The arguments have been largely the same for over 15 years, and they come largely from outside the food aid community, without reference to the community of humanitarian rel ...

A Perspective from Cameroon: Hunger, Poverty, and Terrorism in the North

by Nkwain Adeline Yafi May 30, 2018

By: Nkwain Adeline Yafi Hunger and poverty are similar concepts which have often been used interchangeably. Hunger is a state of disability or weakness caused by lack of food or the desire to eat. Poverty is the state of being poor. Hunger is one of the consequences of poverty. These are some of the greatest concerns known to common man today as almost 815 million people in the world are consid ...

What We Know About Youth – and What We Don’t

by Amy Sink Davies, VP or Food Security & Agriculture, RTI International March 16, 2018

Over the past several years, the development community has made a lot of assumptions about youth and their motivations, but without a lot of hard data to inform our programming.  RTI has a new survey that sheds some light on youth motivations.  (Click the link to read Ms. Davies' article on the Chicago Council website.) ...

Hungry on Campus

by Harold O. Levy Huffington Post December 29, 2017

Student hunger does not end at high school graduation. Food insecurity is plaguing our college campuses, with thousands of students each year skipping meals, going to bed hungry and suffering in class. (Photo: Harold O. Levy) ...

Be Part of the Solution to Senior Hunger and Loneliness

by Jane Sandwood September 10, 2017

By: Jane Sandwood Jane Sandwood is a professional freelance writer with over 10 years’ experience across many fields. She decided to move into freelancing to take advantage of the flexibility and work-life balance it offers. Jane has a particular interest in issues relating to health, fitness and nutrition.   Be Part of the Solution to S ...

Hidden Hunger: The Food Crisis of the United States

by Jane Sandwood August 10, 2017

  By: Jane Sandwood Jane Sandwood is a professional freelance writer with over 10 years’ experience across many fields. She decided to move into freelancing to take advantage of the flexibility and work-life balance it offers. Jane has a particular interest in issues relating to health, fitness and nutrition.   Hidden Hunger: The Food Crisi ...

Why 2017 May Be the Best Year Ever

by Nicholas Kristof The New York Times January 27, 2017

In this Op Ed Nicholas Kristof discusses recent advances in cutting poverty and hunger. ...

Pope Francis. Photo: Catholic News Service

Pope Francis’ vision of an inclusive global economy

by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi January 14, 2017

Repeated statements on the economy, at times with stinging words, mark the teaching of Pope Francis from the beginning of his pontificate. In His first Apostolic Exhortation Evagelii Gaudium in 2013 He sharply condemns  "an economy of exclusion and inequality." He writes: “Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in ...

Lane Vanderslice, Hunger Notes editor

Twenty years of editing Hunger Notes

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes December 22, 2016

I have edited Hunger Notes for 20 years.   I started with editing one issue in 1995, and then, when the founder of the World Hunger Education Service (WHES), Pat Kutzner retired in 1996,  became editor. It has been very gratifying to bring information about people who are  hungry and poor to interested readers, so that we may better understand their situation and take steps to help them. ...

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