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Famine

Your Doctors Are Worried

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Lawrence Wittner

In a nuclear war involving as few as 100 weapons anywhere in the world, the global climate and agricultural production would be affected so severely that the lives of more than 2 billion people would be in jeopardy.

Ghastly State of Affairs in Tharparkar

Mariam Khan | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

Tharparkar, a desert region in Pakistan is yet again suffering from one of the worst famines in its history. Did the Pakistan government not learn from the preceding famines that have repeatedly targeted the area in the past?

Act Now to Stop Mass Starvation in Central African Republic

William Lambers | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

WFP, which relies on voluntary funding, has received so little in donations that it has not been able to preposition food for the rainy season. This is the time of year when roads are washed out and food supplies cannot move.

Hunger Is Everywhere: Perspectives From a 30-Hour Famine

William Lambers | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Even when her friends use the expression, Kelly reminds them "No, you are not starving." There are people in the world who really face starvation, struggling to find food every hour of every day. "Hunger is everywhere" as she puts it. This cruel condition is one no one should go through.

Africa, Innovation and Access To Law

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

How do we ensure sustainable economic growth and an ecosystem that promotes innovation without the legal frameworks in place to guarantee transparency, accountability and good governance?

How You Can Stop a War -- Yes, You

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Philosophers, yogis and mystics have long studied the etheric super-substance of mind known as thought. The consensus across all disciplines is that ...

Icy Alien Dust Links Ancient Famine To Celebrated Comet

LiveScience | Mike Wall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

SAN FRANCISCO — The ancients had ample reason to view comets as harbingers of doom, it would appear. A piece of the famous Halley's comet likely s...

There's One Christmas Carol I DON'T Want My Kids Listening To

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

My eldest daughter was 4 1/2 when she ran into the den last Christmas morning to see if Santa had visited. Surely, the excitement of a mountain of toys, shiny packages and half-eaten carrots left by the reindeer distracted her for a bit, but before long, she was peering out the window sadly.

Expanding the Focus From Relief to Resilience

Kristalina Georgieva | Posted 07.27.2013 | Impact
Kristalina Georgieva

Over the past year, 13.3 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia were thrown into crisis as a result of drought in the Horn of Africa, the worst in 60 years. It doesn't have to be this way.

Media Move On -- But Mali's Misery Remains

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The emergency that recently drew the world's eyes to Mali, that largely arid and desperately poor country stretching from the Sahara Desert southward to the Niger River, has now left its prime position in the West's news media, but enormous humanitarian challenges remain.

Artifacts Found In Cistern Called Evidence Of Ancient Famine

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.29.2013 | Science

Archaeologists may have discovered evidence of a dire famine that gripped Jerusalem during a Roman siege nearly 2,000 years ago. Cooking pots and a ...

How to Spend $75 Billion to Fix the World

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

While micronutrient provision is rarely celebrated, a widescale effort could make a world of difference. Ultimately, when all benefits are translated into economic terms, every dollar spent on malnutrition will likely do $59 worth of global good.

A Warning About Our Food Supply

Fred Lundgren | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Fred Lundgren

It serves no purpose to live in fear but there are common sense signs that suggests the weather is impacting our food supply.

My Miserable Week in North Korea as a VIP Guest

Richard Walden | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Richard Walden

After more than 30 years of humanitarian aid operations in some of the world's most dangerous and/or autocratically-run places, I felt that it was at least worth a try to see what access an international NGO could have to people in need.

"Look at Me, I'm Still Here," Says North Korea

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Some of North Korea's military missile and nukes could be diverted to improving living conditions and China and the United States could insist on re-starting talks. But boys like their toys.

2013: The Beginning Of The End Of Hunger

Tom Arnold | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The IF campaign focuses on four "ifs" that could free millions from the cycle of hunger and food insecurity... if we can make them a reality.

Food Distribution in the Horn of Africa Goes High-tech

Cathy Herholdt | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Cathy Herholdt

As NGOs shift our response from disaster to development -- teaching pastoralists who lost their herds to farm and other forms of livelihood diversification -- there are still many hungry people to feed.

U.S. Poised to Violate Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Pat LaMarche

Wasting money on weapons when the U.S. is reeling from overwhelming debt and consequently slashing assistance to the needy isn't the only reason to question this enormous expenditure. The big looming unknown is the value of U.S. ink on paper.

On World Humanitarian Day, Let's Honor Those Who Risk Their Lives To Save People In Need

Lourdes Ibarra | Posted 10.19.2012 | Impact
Lourdes Ibarra

When I arrive at a new duty station, I don't sleep well. I've laid awake in Iraq, tossed and turned in South Sudan, had sleepless nights in Kenya and ...

Grueling Walks Claim Lives After Somalia's Worst Famine In Generations

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

DOLO, Somalia — The long, dusty walks from hungry homes to far-away refugee camps are again claiming lives in Somalia one year after up to 100,0...

The Morrill Act: A 19th Century Initiative With 21st Century Implications

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

June 26 marked the culmination of a 46-day period during which we celebrated the sesquicentennial observance of three actions taken during the Civil War that today hold enormous promise as a model of international development and hunger alleviation for the 21st century.

Investing In Women Farmers May Significantly Decrease World Hunger

Seema Jalan | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Seema Jalan

The crisis in the Sahel has gone on for far too long, with far too little coverage from media around the world. This means that women and their families have been suffering silently while the situation continues to worsen.

The Forgotten Children of the Sahel

Jennifer Nielsen | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Nielsen

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Deepening Food Insecurity Casts Shadow Over South Sudan's First Birthday

Paul O'Brien | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

If war breaks out between South Sudan and the Republic of Sudan, fewer resources will be available to make the necessary investments that will allow the South Sudanese people to lead fruitful, rewarding lives -- above the poverty line and food secure -- in the new Republic of South Sudan.

A New Commitment To Food Security From G8, But Empty Promises Remain

Tom Arnold | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Tom Arnold

Among so many world leaders and high-level representatives from civil society and academia, I felt a sense of critical mass beginning to form in the fight to end global hunger.