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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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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.

Future Being Made Now for Syria's Children

William Lambers | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Syrians need a peace treaty to end the war in their country. They also desperately need food and they need it right away. Every time a donation is made to feed a child, the future that can be built from this generous act.

Syria's Road to Peace Must End Hunger Too

William Lambers | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

As Syria's tragic civil war enters its fifth year, we can't forget the silent enemy that civilians face daily: hunger. We, the international community, must do everything possible to feed Syria's war victims.

A Simple Step Toward Gender Equality

William Lambers | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The dream of every child receiving school feeding is a step everyone can get involved with and support. This one action can improve the lives of girls everywhere by giving them a foundation for success: nutrition and education.

The Real and Heroic Hunger Games

William Lambers | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Imagine if war came to your community. What if you lost your whole income and food supplies became more limited each day? Farms and factories that supply food could no longer function because of the violence.

805 Million Names and How It All Happened

Marina Catena | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact
Marina Catena

Underneath his shirt when the Paris Saint-German football club played against Caen at Parc des Princes, Zlatan had tattooed fifty names -- names of people he'd never met, but who were very special to him.

ISIS Starves Children in Syria by Blocking Aid

William Lambers | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The war in Syria is a war against children. One of the weapons is a slow starvation. In the Ar-Raqqa governorate of Northern Syria, which is controlled by the terrorist group ISIS, children are not getting food needed to prevent malnutrition.

Abraham Lincoln and Food for Peace

William Lambers | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

As we celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday this month, let's remember some of his lesser known roles too. Even long after his death, Lincoln's influence has continued in ways perhaps unexpected.

Ukraine War: Shelling and Hunger Killing Civilians

William Lambers | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

They were civilians standing in line at the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Centre in Donetsk, Ukraine. This was aid they needed because of the war between the government and pro-Russian separatists.

The Wolf at the Door in Iraq: Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Today, Iraq is devastated by war and hunger. They are desperate for help.

The Forgotten Wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq

William Lambers | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

There is a terrifying enemy threatening civilians in war-torn Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. This is another foe besides the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the Syrian regime or ISIS. It's a silent menace that may yet be the most powerful.

How Santa Began a Food for Peace Movement

William Lambers | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

CARE packages of food were delivered to the hungry in countries still recovering from World War II. It was as if Santa Claus packed his sled with enough food to feed the world.

Downed Bridge Does Not Stop Convoy for Ukraine's Starving

William Lambers | Posted 02.12.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Both government forces and the rebels were letting the convoy go through. But there was another obstacle close to their destination, a partially collapsed bridge. It was another casualty of war. Trucks could not pass.

Why the Syrian Refugee Crisis is the Greatest Humanitarian Disaster of Our Time

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Negar Mojtahedi

Harsh winter weather is fast approaching in the Middle East. If the member states of the United Nations don't do something soon, the world's failure to deal with the catastrophe that is spilling out of Syria's civil war, could soon reach historic proportions.

UN Wants To Get 64 Million People To Give $1 To End Syria Hunger Crisis

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program launched an unusual campaign Wednesday to raise $1 contributions from 64 million people around the worl...

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...

Helping Feed Syrian War Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is asking for your help to save 1.7 million Syrian war refugees from starvation. WFP has launched the 1 Dollar for S...