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

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.21.2012 | Home
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.

Niger: Food Crisis or Ground Floor Opportunity to Save Mothers and Babies

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact
Jeanne Faulkner

Ask a woman when she was hungriest, she might say when she was pregnant or breastfeeding. I drove to McDonald's where I was seduced by a filet-o-fish sandwich. In contrast to what's happening in Niger, I wasn't hungry at all.

Surviving the Slings and Arrows of Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Despite all the calamities we have faced as a species, we've managed to survive. I suspect we will survive a few centuries adapting to global warming. However, I doubt if it's going to be an especially pleasant experience for those doing the surviving.

Cucina Povera, Greek Style

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 04.08.2012 | Home
Diana Farr Louis

Greeks have survived countless sieges and trials. They became experts at concocting the most delicious meals with the most rudimentary of ingredients. Let's hope we have not lost the knack, because food aid may be slower to arrive this time around.

Superman, Batman, Other Superheroes Fight Famine In Africa

Posted 01.24.2012 | Impact

As the famine and drought in Africa continue to rage, DC Entertainment is turning to its strongest superheroes to help the 13 million people in need o...

'Green News Report' - January 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: We're back!...

USAID: Building Resiliency In The Horn of Africa

Tom Murphy | Posted 02.27.2012 | Good News
Tom Murphy

Programming in the HoA seeks to give people living in the region the ability to adjust to the cyclical droughts that return every few years. Feed the Future is one USAID program that hopes to build the capacity to withstand weather challenges.

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: M...

Social Innovation: Can Fresh Thinking Solve the World's Most Intractable Problems?

Denielle Sachs | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact
Denielle Sachs

Leading social innovators from around the world tackle the power of social innovation and the impact it is having globally on issues ranging from poverty and famine to infant mortality and disease eradication.

First Things First: Prioritizing Efforts to End Deadly Hunger

Nan Dale | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Nan Dale

If the rich countries of the world were to act collectively -- if we were to put first thing first -- we could, no doubt about it, end deadly hunger in the world.

No Refuge for Somali Refugees

Sarah Kenyon Lischer | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Sarah Kenyon Lischer

The reality now is that civil wars do not remain quarantined within national borders. And that forced migration is not an accidental byproduct of war. Many combatants use the forced movement of people as an intentional war strategy.

WATCH: Kristin Davis Cries While Sharing Stories From Africa

Posted 12.31.2011 | Impact

As she continues to settle into her role as an Oxfam ambassador, Kristin Davis has taken a keen interest in empowering women in need, CNN reports. ...

Waiting for Dadaab (PHOTOS)

Arthur Nazaryan | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home
Arthur Nazaryan

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Help Me, Bono, and Other Organizations End the Famine in Africa

Lisa Haisha | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Haisha

While most people in the world know about the current famine in Africa, when a problem is hundreds or even thousands of miles away, it's easy to ignore it. It's time for everyone to face the facts.

Bill Gates Wins World Food Program Award, Urges Rich Donors To 'Wake Up'

Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact

Bill Gates' efforts to fight hunger earned him a World Food Program award Monday, but the billionaire philanthropist isn't feeling complacent. He urge...

Famine, Food and the 'F' Word

Robert Walker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Robert Walker

Focus on the famine, but don't overlook the larger food picture. We simply don't know how -- or even whether -- the world can feed a population of 9 billion or higher by mid-century.

Climate Change and Food Security: Out of the Mouths of Babes

Kelly Rigg | Posted 12.16.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

If you've ever looked at grocery store labels (grapes from Chile, apple juice from China, rice from Thailand) you know the global food supply system is complex. With climate change, there will be winners and losers.

Finding Solutions: Day 3 Of Fighting Famine In East Africa

Scarlett Johansson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Scarlett Johansson

2011-10-12-Screenshot20111012at9.07.14AM.jpgHere in Katiko, people are receiving approximately $25 USD a month in aid, which they spend on school fees, household items and food.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Donate $340K To Somali Aid Group

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact

By Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — The head of a Somali aid group says that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $340,000 to help it expa...

Mike Huckabee Drops The F-Bomb

Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee appears to drop an "F-bomb" in a recent video for part of the ONE campaign's new push to combat famine in the Horn ...

Horn of Africa Crisis Is Not Over. How Can We Avoid Another One?

David J. Olson | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
David J. Olson

The current drought and famine is worse than the one in 1985 -- some say it is the worst in 60 years and affects more than 12 million people, most of them women and children -- but seems to be attracting a fraction of the world's attention.

The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity

Bono | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Bono

2011-10-04-Screenshot20111004at12.07.01AM.jpgThe food crisis in the Horn of Africa is nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe, but it is getting less attention than the latest Hollywood break-ups and make-ups.

Exclusive Report: Food Crisis in East Africa: Fighting Famine in Africa (Day 2)

Scarlett Johansson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Scarlett Johansson

2011-09-29-Screenshot20110929at10.48.05AM.jpgIn the Turkana region of Northern Kenya, there is some sign of hope. But there is also more work to be done.

Somalia: History, Humanity and Hope

Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D.

Learning of the famine in Somalia left me searching for a better understanding as to how the famine developed and how mass starvation could still exist in modern society.