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Women forge peace along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border

UN Women | Posted 02.20.2017 | Women
UN Women

Cross posted from UNWomen.org Bubuaisha Kurbanova and Nodira Avezova have lived next to each other for more than 15 years. Kurbanova, 49, is a school...

Trump's Cabinet Should Think Food

William Lambers | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
William Lambers

What should Donald Trump's new Cabinet be focused on when they take office in January? How about food? This does not mean we want the Trump Cabinet t...

What To Do If You Want To Be Charitable, But Money Is Tight

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 12.27.2016 | Impact

When your income isn’t at Rockefeller levels, it can seem hard to be charitable. But with the results of this past election, the feeling of restles...

What do the American and Syrian Civil War Have in Common?

William Lambers | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
William Lambers

In the story Gone with the Wind, Scarlett O'Hara experiences the food shortages caused by America's Civil War. Hunger is a horrible fate that no one s...

On Thanksgiving Feed A 'Silent Guest' And End Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 11.25.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Imagine a mystery guest coming to your Thanksgiving dinner, one you have never met. Imagine this "silent guest" being a starving person from a war-torn or impoverished country. That is what students at Mount St. Joseph University in Ohio want you to think about this Thanksgiving.

Why Hillary? Because She is a Leader Against World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
William Lambers

Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate running for President. One of the reasons why is her experience with a critical issue that impacts eve...

Help Mariam Get School Lunches Again

William Lambers | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

It's National School Lunch Week in the United States. But school lunches are important to kids everywhere around the world. So let's visit with one of...

Marines, WFP Fight Hunger in Haiti

William Lambers | Posted 10.11.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Devastation. That describes Haiti following Hurricane Matthew's trail of destruction last week. Hundreds of people were killed by the storm and thousa...

Using the Data Revolution to Solve the Malnutrition Crisis

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

The numbers are clear: today, just over 800 million people will go to bed hungry, while two billion are suffering from hidden hunger (receiving enough calories to survive, but not enough micronutrients to thrive). At the same time, nearly 40% of the global population is over-nourished, leading to overweight, obesity and a variety of non-communicable diseases, such as type-2 diabetes.

New School Year Should Not Mean Loss of Meals

William Lambers | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

The new school year usually brings much anticipation and excitement. It's time to focus on learning! School children should not have to worry about ...

Battle for Mosul: ISIS Victims in Iraq Need Food

William Lambers | Posted 08.25.2016 | World
William Lambers

As the Iraqi army, backed by US airstrikes, attempts to take back the city of Mosul from ISIS we can't forget about humanitarian aid to civilians. Whe...

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...

Heartbreaking Suffering for Iraqis fleeing Fallujah

William Lambers | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Heartbreaking. That is how a UN World Food Programme (WFP) officer describes the living conditions of displaced Iraqis who have fled the violence in F...

Getting to Zero Hunger: faith in action

Katherine Marshall | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Pope Francis greets Joshua Dubois at WFP Headquarters, Rome. Photo: WFP/Giulio d'Adamo Zero hunger by 2030: that call, the echo of Sustainable Develo...

Ending Childhood Hunger In The Summer Is A Snap

Bill Ayres | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Bill Ayres

Summer is the time when more children are hungry than at any other time of the year because they are not receiving free school meals during the week. Fortunately, there are government-supported solutions that, with proper support and advocacy, can help all children have a hunger-free summer.

Train for Next Season and Answer Pope's Call to Action

William Lambers | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Championships can be won, in part, during the off-season. When my cross country team at Elder High School in Cincinnati went unbeaten and won the stat...

U.N. Unveils Arabic Smartphone App To Feed Syrian Refugee Children

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.08.2016 | World

Just in time for Ramadan, the World Food Programme is giving Arabic-speaking smartphone users the opportunity to feed young Syrian refugees with the c...

Five Ways Digital Payments Are Coming to the Rescue in Emergencies

Ruth Goodwin-Groen | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Ruth Goodwin-Groen

The ability to make and receive payments electronically has emerged, in recent years, as a technology hero during natural disasters and health pandemics. At a time when more people than ever are affected by conflict and crisis, there is good news.

Street Artists And Teens Work Together To Bring Color To San Salvador

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Six street artists took their social engagement a step further in El Salvador last month and taught youth some serious skills from the street. Comi...

South Sudan Food Crisis May Affect Up To 5.3 Million People, U.N. Warns

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.10.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan may face a severe food shortages during this year's lean season, the U.N. World Food Progra...

How We Can Help Haiti's Children During Drought Emergency

William Lambers | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

The news coming from Haiti is very alarming. The El Niño weather phenomenon has struck again, this time leading to a severe drought. It's been so b...

Syria Must Allow Food to Starving Civilians in Darayya

William Lambers | Posted 04.30.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

We can't let civilians starve to death because of this tragic civil war in Syria. But right now in the town of Darayya, in Southern Syria, thousands ...

The African Union's Pledge to School Feeding

U.N. World Food Programme | Posted 02.26.2016 | World
U.N. World Food Programme

The African Union is introducing the Africa Day for School Feeding on March 1 and has adopted home-grown school feeding as a continental strategy for ...

Syrian Refugees In Jordan Can Now Scan Their Eyes To Pay For Groceries

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.19.2016 | Impact

A simple visit to the supermarket this week proved eye-opening for Syrian refugees living at King Abdullah Park refugee camp in northern Jordan. Inste...

UN Must Help Impoverished Farmers Adapt To Climate Change: Experts

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Jessica Prois | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new push to give farmers in developing countries better access to markets, led by the United Nations' food aid...