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Famine

A Warning About Our Food Supply

Fred Lundgren | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Fred Lundgren

It serves no purpose to live in fear but there are common sense signs that suggests the weather is impacting our food supply.

My Miserable Week in North Korea as a VIP Guest

Richard Walden | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Richard Walden

After more than 30 years of humanitarian aid operations in some of the world's most dangerous and/or autocratically-run places, I felt that it was at least worth a try to see what access an international NGO could have to people in need.

"Look at Me, I'm Still Here," Says North Korea

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Some of North Korea's military missile and nukes could be diverted to improving living conditions and China and the United States could insist on re-starting talks. But boys like their toys.

2013: The Beginning Of The End Of Hunger

Tom Arnold | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The IF campaign focuses on four "ifs" that could free millions from the cycle of hunger and food insecurity... if we can make them a reality.

Food Distribution in the Horn of Africa Goes High-tech

Cathy Herholdt | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Cathy Herholdt

As NGOs shift our response from disaster to development -- teaching pastoralists who lost their herds to farm and other forms of livelihood diversification -- there are still many hungry people to feed.

U.S. Poised to Violate Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Pat LaMarche

Wasting money on weapons when the U.S. is reeling from overwhelming debt and consequently slashing assistance to the needy isn't the only reason to question this enormous expenditure. The big looming unknown is the value of U.S. ink on paper.

On World Humanitarian Day, Let's Honor Those Who Risk Their Lives To Save People In Need

Lourdes Ibarra | Posted 10.19.2012 | Impact
Lourdes Ibarra

When I arrive at a new duty station, I don't sleep well. I've laid awake in Iraq, tossed and turned in South Sudan, had sleepless nights in Kenya and ...

The Morrill Act: A 19th Century Initiative With 21st Century Implications

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

June 26 marked the culmination of a 46-day period during which we celebrated the sesquicentennial observance of three actions taken during the Civil War that today hold enormous promise as a model of international development and hunger alleviation for the 21st century.

Investing In Women Farmers May Significantly Decrease World Hunger

Seema Jalan | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Seema Jalan

The crisis in the Sahel has gone on for far too long, with far too little coverage from media around the world. This means that women and their families have been suffering silently while the situation continues to worsen.

The Forgotten Children of the Sahel

Jennifer Nielsen | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Nielsen

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Deepening Food Insecurity Casts Shadow Over South Sudan's First Birthday

Paul O'Brien | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

If war breaks out between South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan, fewer resources will be available to make the necessary investments that will allow the South Sudanese people to lead fruitful, rewarding lives -- above the poverty line and food secure -- in the new Republic of South Sudan.

A New Commitment To Food Security From G8, But Empty Promises Remain

Tom Arnold | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

Among so many world leaders and high-level representatives from civil society and academia, I felt a sense of critical mass beginning to form in the fight to end global hunger.

Life and Death Side by Side in Mauritania Food Crisis

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
World Vision

Mauritania -- with 700,000 people battling food insecurity out of a population of 3.5 million -- faces a food crisis three times worse than the one which struck the West African nation two years ago.

Too Much at Stake: The G8's Responsibility to Tackle Child Hunger

Tom Arnold | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The fight against hunger, especially child hunger, is at a critical crossroads. We have never had as much knowledge, evidence, political will and grassroots engagement as we do today to make malnutrition history.

Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Ambassador Tony Hall

Bipartisan friendships don't erase our political divisions, but they do fundamentally change how political opponents view one another and engage with one another in the public arena.

How Would You Respond to a Global Crisis?

Brett Hahn | Posted 07.01.2012 | Teen
Brett Hahn

It doesn't matter if the difference you make is big or small. What matters is that you see the world through a wider lens where all people have the same needs and rights to basic necessities as you and me.

Little China Girls: How History's Worst Famine Shifted the Sex Ratio

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

People often ask me whether natural selection continues to operate on modern humans in industrialized societies. My answer is always an unambiguous "Yes!"

A Call To Faith On World Water Day

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.22.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Because water is so central to many faiths, it offers both a starting point for action and a point of engagement between the faith-inspired and secular development communities. Water has a special potential.

Global Food Security: The Biggest Challenge for Our World

Richard Attias | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Richard Attias

As climate change affects weather patterns across the globe, and political tensions flare up, food security will become one of the most pressing issues for the world's leaders to deal with.

We Need to Broaden Our Focus on North Korea

Linda Constant | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Linda Constant

There is no logical reason why we cannot address the regime's nuclear energy goals simultaneously with the country's appalling human rights conditions, which violate every imaginable facet of basic human liberties.

Nursing Southern Somalia Through Civil War And Famine

Tommy Standun | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Tommy Standun

Many organizations have been driven from the country by insecurity, and the provision of supplies is severely restricted as roads are often closed by various militia and military forces. But there is hope as Somali citizens provide assistance to their own.

'For a Bright Future, Free of War' -- Somalis Speak Out

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

For the seventeenth time in 20 years, politicians from 40 countries are gathering in a foreign city, this time London, to try to solve the troubled state that is Somalia.

Somalia: Time for a Shift in Focus

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

A new approach to Somalia is urgently needed. Somali women and men are asking for a greater say in efforts to bring about peace and security in their country.

Senegalese Legend Baaba Maal in Mauritania: "The World Needs to React"

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

During a visit to the Gorgol region of Mauritania, Senegalese musician Baaba Maal discovered the harsh reality for communities affected by a food crisis that now touches one in four people across the country.

A Recipe For Fighting Child Malnutrition

Cat Cora | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Cat Cora

Every year, more than 2.5 million children globally die due to hunger and malnutrition. The exciting news is that this crisis is solvable. I saw that firsthand last week on a trip to Ethiopia.