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Pope Condemns Hunger 'Used As Weapon Of War'

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Monday condemned the use of hunger as a "weapon of war" and lamented the fact that it was easier to move weapons acro...

Bold New Graphic Novel Shows Hope Amid Iraq Humanitarian Disaster

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

In December 2014, just months after the Islamic State militant group took over major cities in Iraq and Syria, graphic novelist Joshua Dysart arrived ...

Jordanian Couple Shares Wedding Feast With Over 200 Refugees

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.14.2015 | World

A newly married couple in Jordan made their wedding day even more magical by sharing their first dinner as husband and wife with over 200 refugees liv...

UN Text Messages Over 200,000 Syrian Refugees: Food Aid To Be Cut Off. How You Can Help

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact

More than 200,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan learned via text message that the U.N. food aid they rely on to survive is getting completely cut. ...

Proof Women Are Critical To Ending Hunger | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact

Women have a crucial role to play in defeating hunger. As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of...

Malnourished Families Wait To Eat So Everyone Is Fed, Teach Us A Lesson In Compassion

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

Making sacrifices is an unavoidable part of daily life for impoverished people, but many families will do whatever it takes to not give up a beloved t...

Athlete Tattooed His Body With Names Of 50 People In Need For Hunger Awareness

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact

Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimović is used to doling out autographs. But now, instead of his own, he’s writing out the names of people strugg...

Sophia Jones

'If We're Going To Go Hungry Here, We Might As Well Be Hungry In Our Own Homes' | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- For millions of Syrians, a simple food voucher distributed by the United Nations' World Food Program is the only thing ensuring they won...

Christina Wilkie

The 2014 Elections Will Cost $3.7 Billion. Here Are 9 Better Ways To Spend That Money | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2014 midterm elections have been described as among the nastiest and most negative in modern memory. They're also the most expensive...

This Is What A World Without Hunger Looks Like, According To Kids Whose Families Don't Have Enough Food

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact

Can you envision a world where everyone has adequate access to food? These kids can. The World Food Program's (WFP) "Zero Hunger: A World Without ...

Nurturing Our Future

David Beckmann | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

From climate change to civil liberties, the world is at a critical point right now with many issues. Global nutrition is no different, and, as such, deserves adequate attention as its reach is vast and implications deep.

Girl, 3, Led Her Blind Father On Foot For 4 Hours To Get Supplies In War-Torn South Sudan

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact

One little girl puts a name and a face to the struggles of so many in South Sudan. Nyakhat Pal, 3, walked for four hours with her elderly and blin...

You Can Help McGovern-Dole School Meals Campaign

William Lambers | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

McGovern teamed up with Dole to improve the U.S. national school meals programs, including summer feeding. They knew that the success of this nation, or any other, depends on healthy and educated children.

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Refugees Struggle With Loss Of Food Aid | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Just inside the door of a health clinic that treats Syrian refugees, in a secluded residential neighborhood, sits a padlocked box with the U...

How a Syrian Refugee Kept Her Family Fed

Martin Penner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Martin Penner

Food vouchers are the main channel for WFP's food assistance operation in Lebanon. At the moment some 300,000 refugees are receiving them monthly. Vouchers are worth about 20 euros and enable refugees to buy a wide range of food items in local shops.

The 25 Cent Solution That Can Help 20 Million Kids Solve Hunger

Hunter Biden | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Hunter Biden

Live Below the Line is a national campaign to help alleviate extreme poverty by challenging Americans to eat and drink for less than the global poverty line -- $1.50 a day -- as 1.4 billion people on our planet must do every day.

How Technology Is Powering Up New Solutions To Global Challenges

Rick Leach | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Rick Leach

The world as we know it has entered an information age that's powering up incredible new solutions to tackle global challenges, from solving hunger to ending extreme poverty.

Hedging Against Hunger: Our Best Bet to Avoid a Global Food Bubble

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home
Danielle Nierenberg

Like the dotcom burst and the subprime mortgage crash, Wall Street speculators are driving a food commodities bubble to its breaking point. If it bursts, high food prices could become the new norm, impacting wallets and bellies everywhere

UN: We Can't Feed 1 Million Hungry Syrians

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: Jan 8, 2012, 11:50 a.m. EST GENEVA — The World Food Program said Tuesday it is unable to help an estimated 1 million Syrians who are goi...

From the Ashes: Learning to Read Gave This Ethiopian School Boy Opportunity to Give Back

Patrick Plonski | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Patrick Plonski

He calls it "the miracle of the scrap paper." One day, Asratie Teferra, born in a rural village in Ethiopia, saw a picture of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Something about the picture entranced him. He built a dream -- that he would one day work for the UN.

World Food Day Reminder: Enough Resources Exist To Feed World's Hungry

Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact

One in seven people suffer from undernourishment -- yet there are enough resources to feed the world’s hungry. This year’s World Food Day highligh...

WATCH: A Girl Films Her Life in the Mathare Slum of Nairobi

Ali Goldstein | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Ali Goldstein

In the face of immense global challenges like hunger, it's easy to believe that we alone can't make a difference. But then a window opens and we see in fact that the opposite is true.

Tackling Food Insecurity Will Take the G20 and the B20 (and the Rest of us Too!)

Perry Yeatman | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Perry Yeatman

We're suggesting an audacious but achievable goal. Here it is in a nutshell: deliver food and nutrition security for all by increasing food production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030.

10 Mother's Day Gifts That Help Women In Need

Posted 05.08.2017 | Impact

When you shower your mom with the love –- and chocolate, jewelry and flowers –- that she deserves on May 13, you can also use that moment to honor...

Calling on the Food and Beverage Industry to Help Reduce Poverty

Jordan Dey | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Jordan Dey

The sourcing decisions that major food and beverage companies make on a daily basis can help improve the lives of the world's smallest and poorest farmers in the developing world.