All stories about hunger & malnutrition
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.
Pakistan: Babies, Full and Contented March 30, 2009
You would expect a small room of 20 young children between the ages of six months and three years to be quite a noisy affair. But in this narrow space in Pakistan's Hazara Town, it is surprisingly quiet.
DR Congo: Congo's Hidden Displaced January 27, 2009
Her name is Laurene. She lives in a church. She is 10 years old.
Iraq, Jordan: Food packages help Iraqi refugees January 5, 2009
Since the start of the 2003 war in Iraq, almost half a million Iraqis have sought refuge in Jordan. Many arrived with little more than what they were carrying. Jordan is a small and resource-scarce country and the influx of so many refugees has strained public services.
Niger: Fighting malnutrition January 5, 2009
In Niger, an estimated 10% of children under five are considered malnourished. Malnutrition is often tied to other illnesses such as malaria, parasites and diarrhea and if not treated can have severe implications for a child’s physical and mental development.
New York Governor Paterson and City Leaders Help Launch Mercy Corps' New Action Center October 16, 2008
Central African Republic: Distributing seeds and feeding families October 15, 2008
Starting at the source, we're helping people make the most of their agricultural livelihoods.
The Food Crisis: A Long-Term Focus August 11, 2008
This commentary was adapted from introductory remarks by Joy Portella, Mercy Corps' Director of Communications, during a recent event in Seattle featuring Mercy Corps' Guatemala country director.
North Korea: Food for North Korea's families July 1, 2008
Mercy Corps is taking the lead in a yearlong distribution of 100,000 metric tons of food to quell rampant hunger in North Korea.
Somalia: Helping Somalis Endure Hardship May 22, 2008
As Somalia slides closer to famine, Mercy Corps continues to drill boreholes, build schools and offer short-term jobs in an area where few global relief agencies will tread.