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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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

UN Suspends Food Aid For Over 1 Million Syrian Refugees

AP | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program says it has suspended a food voucher program serving more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees because of a fu...

Feed a 'Silent Guest' on Giving Tuesday

William Lambers | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

When you sit down for a meal on Giving Tuesday, you can set aside a place for a "silent guest," one of the world's hungry. Then you could make a donation to a charity, the cost of feeding your "silent guest."

A Thanksgiving Gift for Syria's War Victims

William Lambers | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The war in Syria has caused a hunger emergency in the Middle East. On Thanksgiving Eve it was announced that the U.S. Food for Peace program is donating US $125 million to feed the war victims. The donation will go to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which is feeding over four million Syrians inside the war-torn country.

Ebola Nearly Wiped Out This Entire Family. Now Sisters Are Raising 6 Orphans

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact

Siatta Stewart has no idea how she was spared from Ebola, but the grateful 30-year-old has little time to mull such thoughts. She has to focus her eff...

How the NYC Marathon Can Feed Millions of Children

William Lambers | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

There are 50,000 runners and 2 million spectators in this Sunday's New York City Marathon. If around half of those have a smartphone and use the Char...

Liberians Quarantined For Ebola Monitoring Have No Food

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation because t...

What Is Cooking: My Stroll With Britain's Youngest Head Chef

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Ebenezar Wikina

I get the rare privilege of reporting from a world class kitchen or restaurant once every year, thanks to World Food Day. This year, I'm at Luke's D...

The Hunger Language

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

A parent who doesn't feed his/her hungry child is judged harshly -- and children come to understand that being fed regularly is their birth right, their entitlement. This is not the case for those living in poverty and with food insecurity.