All stories about hunger & malnutrition
Petition to fight world hunger July 2, 2009
More than one billion people went to bed hungry last night. Chances are they will go to bed hungry tonight as well — even though the world produces enough food to feed every man, woman and child in the world.
One billion are hungry June 30, 2009
Last week the UN announced that the number of people suffering from hunger now totals one billion worldwide.
A million subtle shades of gray June 26, 2009
For the most part, black-and-white thinking doesn’t hold that true anymore for me. There’s nothing really akin to the moral absolutism of standing ground against a schoolyard bully.
Tajikistan: From tomatoes to empowerment June 23, 2009
While we’re spending this month focused entirely on the transport and distribution of wheat flour, lentils and oil to nearly 5,000 women, it’s actually a small component of USAID and Mercy Corps’ Single Year Assistance Program (SYAP) here.
Becoming Abla June 19, 2009
A man does what he must to provide for his family. But in the small West African nation of Togo, it goes much deeper than that: each man is assigned a name based on the things he does, and is constantly judged by it.
Myanmar: Regrowing the Garden June 18, 2009
Life here in Bo Kone, Myanmar, a village of about a thousand people, has never been easy. Located on an isolated island in the Irrawaddy Delta, it's about an hour's boat ride to the nearest town.
DR Congo: A stove to save lives June 18, 2009
For 59-year-old Dafroza Baleberaho, building improved cookstoves isn’t just about preventing climate change, it’s about saving women’s lives.
Sri Lanka: Farming Rice, Intensively June 18, 2009
Rice is central to Sri Lanka's economy and culture. So it's not hard to imagine how a new technique for improving rice production would be eagerly welcomed by farmers like Kanthi Weerasinghe.
Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan: A confluence of crisis June 16, 2009
The paradox of development is when our work meets a need, but that need has arisen from an unforeseen event or conditions.
Obama Announces New Anti-Hunger Commitments April 2, 2009
President Obama made a strong first step toward ending hunger and poverty in London today, promising to double food aid and devote new U.S. funds to help poor nations combat the global economic crisis.