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Start Peace in Syria With Ceasefire and Food

William Lambers | Posted 11.27.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

There is nothing to be gained from continued fighting in Syria. There won't be anything left in the country. For right now Syrians cannot even do the basics like growing food.

World Food Day -- Supply, Flavor, Presentation

Mark Moore | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Mark Moore

Yikes! Happy World Food Day 2015! And to celebrate, how's that for an encouraging, inspiring quote from world history? Coming from a crypt it seems more fit for Halloween than World Food Day.

Put Heart and Mind Into Zero Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The war in South Sudan has caused a massive hunger and malnutrition crisis, which has a devastating impact on children. Small children will suffer lasting physical and mental damage from malnutrition if not treated.

Be Like Ike: Give Safe Haven to War Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 09.05.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Thousands of Syrians each day are making a dangerous journey to get away from the conflict in the Middle East. What should the international community do? Start welcoming them. That is exactly what President Dwight Eisenhower did when he launched Operation Safe Haven.

Syria Can Only Be Saved at the Peace Table

William Lambers | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The international community must encourage the peaceful conclusion of the civil war. We cannot let this chaos continue. We must save Syria. There is simply no alternative to peace.

Syria Must Let Food Reach Yarmouk Victims

William Lambers | Posted 08.15.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

We, the international community, must speak out for the people left starving by Syria's civil war. All across Syria, civilians are routinely being blocked from receiving the food needed to survive. The world cannot turn its back on these innocent war victims.

Ike's Food for Peace to the Rescue in Syria

William Lambers | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The size of the humanitarian crisis in Syria is so large that donations from Food for Peace and other countries needs to pick up dramatically. The situation is urgent.

Nepal's Heroes: Mountain Climbers, an Actress and a UN Rescue Team

William Lambers | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The Seven Summit Women set out on a mission to save their country from the epic disaster. They have received some inspiring help along the way.

World Population Day: Addressing Food Deserts in the Land of Plenty

Brian Kennell | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

More than 6.5 million American children live in food deserts. Making it possible for those children to get leafy greens, milk, juice and fresh fruit on their tables at home and experience food security will require still more education, innovation and effort on the part of many of the companies and organizations involved in the supply chain.

UN Halves Food Aid For Syrian Refugees, Needs $139 Million For Relief Efforts

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact

GENEVA, July 1 (Reuters) - The World Food Program, running short of cash, will halve the value of food vouchers given to Syrian refugees in Lebanon ...

Taylor and Ertharin: An Alliance to Fight World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Imagine if a generation of children could be saved from deadly malnutrition. Imagine if this generation were able to go to school instead of suffering with hunger.

Take Action and Help World's Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Even when refugees do manage to find safety, they still face a daily struggle to find food and obtain other basics of life. Children suffer the most and are at risk of deadly malnutrition.

Food for Peace: A Lifeline for Yemen

William Lambers | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

There are now 12.9 million people in Yemen living in hunger-- almost half of the population. This number has risen dramatically since the outbreak of fighting between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi Arabia-backed coalition.

Iraq Strategy Should Also Fight Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

While a strategy for peace in Iraq is still being formed, we already know one ingredient. Food will help write the peace in Iraq. For there cannot be any peace or stability with people starving and malnourished. We cannot abandon Iraqis in this time of great distress.

Farming for Peace in Syria

William Lambers | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Summer is when we get to enjoy fresh and yummy fruits and vegetables. Just by taking a walk down the street you may see a farmer with their food stand all set up and ready for business.

Chinese Kids Are Learning to "Eat a Rainbow"

Peggy Liu | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Peggy Liu

This generation of Chinese children has a choice to improve personal health and planetary wealth with smarter food choices. By eating better, kids around the world can be food heroes.

Tears Tell Story of Syria's War Victims

William Lambers | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

What will end the hunger and suffering in Syria is a peace treaty. That miracle appears far off today. But, until we can find this elusive peace, we cannot forget the plight of the Syrian people.

Congress, Obama Have to Boost Food for Peace in Response to Wars

William Lambers | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Think how 50,000 hungry Syrians in the besieged town of Al Waer must be feeling right now. They have just received their first food packages in months! They have been blocked from aid because of the ongoing civil war. Now who is WFP's largest donor in Syria to provide this life-saving food aid? It's the U.S. Food for Peace program.

When the Internet Saves Lives

William Lambers | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The Internet is an amazing tool for communication. We see the best example of this in the conflict and disaster zones of the world. For when it matters the most, Internet communication is literally a lifesaver.

Nepal: How Runners, Walkers Can Help Today

William Lambers | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Many of the families were left homeless and have lost their food supply in the devastation. They have little or no resources to fall back on. They were living in poverty even before the earthquake, so you can imagine how desperately they need the support now.

When My Children Read This in 10 Years, I Hope the Hunger Crisis Is History

Christina Aguilera | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Christina Aguilera

I want my children, Max and Summer, to always appreciate what they have, but also to understand they have a role in helping our fellow citizens around the world to the basic need of food. I'd love for them to stumble upon this article and other hunger relief stories a decade from now and see that there is an end to world hunger.

Yemen Must Choose Peace or Famine

William Lambers | Posted 05.02.2015 | World
William Lambers

The choice is clear. Yemen can fight, kill and starve their people. Or they can put down the guns and negotiate a settlement. That is the only way to save their country. If they don't the inevitable result is war and famine.

We Should Heed Warning on Syria

William Lambers | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Low funding from the international community has forced the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to reduce food aid. WFP needs support to feed 4 million Syrians in the war-torn nation, and over 2 million others who have fled to neighboring countries.

How Everyone With a Smartphone Can Feed a Hungry Child

William Lambers | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Technology has developed unique and even easy ways to help people a world away. One of them is the free app Charity Miles.

Congress Must Hear the Cries of Hunger From Abroad

William Lambers | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
William Lambers

We can definitely increase the resources for food aid programs, which are about less than one tenth of 1 percent of the federal budget. They can certainly be increased from this relatively tiny level of spending. Food is peace. Congress must remember this as it crafts the new budget in the coming months.