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Yemen: the Forgotten Famine

William Lambers | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
William Lambers

Yemen has been in the news this week after Al Qaeda attacked a military base in the southern part of the country. Both the Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorist...

Are Venezuela's food shortages a sign that food security is still a risk?

ResearchGate | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
ResearchGate

From technological advancements in food production to our increasingly interconnected globe, many factors have reduced the risk of wide-scale famines....

A World Without Hunger

David Bergstein | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
David Bergstein

The next series of articles concerns the path of the United States in the 21st century. But sometimes notions from the 18th century can be quite aprop...

Hunger Stalks

Ben Barber | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Ben Barber

Despite billions spent annually to assist the poor across the Third World, a colossal hunger still stalks the impoverished who increase in number by t...

When Parisians Ate Elephants

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

Mind You, this Was Back in 1870. I don't want to scare readers into thinking that the residents of Paris do this on a regular basis, nowadays. NOOOO...

Climate Change This Week: A Really Hot 2016 Start, a Really Cool Battery, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When The Forest Goes, So Does This Beauty, a beautiful tropical forest hummingbir...

Using Technology to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Katje Vanden Heuvel | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Katje Vanden Heuvel

Authored by Berhane Gebru, Director of Programs, TechLab, FHI 360 Photo credit: Berhane Gebru, FHI 360 Hellen Mary Akiror's livelihood relies on th...

Civilians Trapped In Syrian Town Call For Help With Human SOS Sign

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.11.2016 | World

Amid crumbled structures and building debris, Syrians besieged by the country's government forces made a desperate plea for help. On Wednesday, dozens...

Invest Now in Ethiopia to Sustain Progress, Save Lives

David Beckmann | Posted 03.08.2016 | Impact
David Beckmann

Ethiopia is suffering from the worst drought on record. It is vital that the United States and its partners act now to sustain the progress that has been made over the years in reducing hunger.

El Niño Is Posing a Global Humanitarian Threat

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 02.16.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

On a global scale, extreme drought conditions and acute water shortages have affected more than 60 million people, including an estimated 4.2 million people in Central America, 30 million people in East and Southern Africa and 4.7 million people in the South West Pacific region.

The Social Marketing Legacy of Phil Harvey

David J. Olson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
David J. Olson

From 1992 to 2001, I did some of the most important - and fun - work of my life: I managed social marketing programs for the nonprofit PSI in Zambia, ...

World Must Support Ethiopians as Frightening Drought Looms - UN

A View from the United Nations | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
A View from the United Nations

Zahara Ali, 9, cooks breakfast in a rural village in Dubti Woreda, Afar Region, Ethiopia. ©UNICEF Ethiopia/2015/Bindra By Stephen O'Brien, António ...

North Korean Defector Yeonmi Park Shares Her Harrowing Story

Kelley Calkins | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Kelley Calkins

Yeonmi Park's childhood reads like the kind of fiction best-suited for sadists, marked by starvation, the execution of a friend's mother, the imprisonment of her father, human trafficking, and chronic sexual violence.

Climate Change in the Eyes of El Nino?

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started.

Kickstarting Your Longevity Genes -- The Epigenetic Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Dawson Church | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawson Church

It's been 20 years since scientists discovered that putting mice on a super-low-calorie diet extends their lifespans dramatically and combats age-rela...

The Cause of Ethiopia's Recurrent Famine Is Not Drought, It Is Authoritarianism

Dawit Ayele Haylemariam | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Dawit Ayele Haylemariam

Once again Ethiopia's food crisis is topping the headline. As seasonal rain fails in Eastern and Southern parts of the country, famine is threatening millions of Ethiopians. The UN estimates over 10 million are in need of emergency food aid.

UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.

North Korea Suffers Worst Drought In 100 Years

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2016 | World

(Adds UN comment, paras 5,8,9) SEOUL, June 16 (Reuters) - Reclusive North Korea said on Tuesday it has been hit by the worst drought i...

Saying Thank You In the Best Way Possible

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

I was listening to a great leader... someone who had hit rock bottom (maybe even that place below rock bottom) and rose again through sheer determination.

Charlotte Alfred

Meet The Farmers Who Want To Feed Their War-Torn Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.10.2015 | World

TAMBURA, South Sudan –- Pineapple farmer Marko Bagayowya has big plans. He wants to build a juice factory and sell South Sudan-made drinks. He wants...

Life in a Conflict Zone: Why the South Sudanese are Longing for Peace

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Peter spoke softly, looking at the ground as he explained how he arrived at this displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Juba, capital city of the world's newest nation, South Sudan.

From Famine to Feast in Forty Years: Policy Matters

Shenggen Fan | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Shenggen Fan

In pursuing increased agricultural productivity at nearly all costs, global agriculture has become a major contributor of greenhouse gasses and resource use. Today, we are challenged with degraded lands, scarce natural resources, and a rapidly warming planet.

The Real and Heroic Hunger Games

William Lambers | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Imagine if war came to your community. What if you lost your whole income and food supplies became more limited each day? Farms and factories that supply food could no longer function because of the violence.

Is America a Sheep or a Goat?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The national holiday celebrating Dr. King's birthday is over, but I hope we will heed and act on his 1967 declaration and work to win the first victory right here at home in the biggest economy on earth and end the shame of 14.7 million children being the poorest Americans by ending child poverty now.

Trapped in an Open Air Prison

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mary Nyalipe Yoac has lived through five famines and four wars. Her brown eyes, now fading into a bluish grey with age, have witnessed more brutality and suffering than most can comprehend. Tragically, the last 10 months were no different, her community devoured by fighting and all that she owned destroyed or looted.