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Downed Bridge Does Not Stop Convoy for Ukraine's Starving

William Lambers | Posted 12.13.2014 | 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.

A Thanksgiving Gift for Syria's War Victims

William Lambers | Posted 11.27.2014 | 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.

Thanksgiving and a Billion Hungry Neighbors

Mark Moore | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Mark Moore

Though it may test our American sensibilities to admit it, the truth is the group of Christians who founded America's first colony in 1607 in Jamestown did so under communist principles.

Philippines: A Time to Mourn, a Time to Rebuild

William Lambers | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It's been one year since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. Thousands perished as high winds and massive rains leveled Leyte, Samar provinces ...

Nutrition Vital to Stopping Ebola, But Funding Is Low

William Lambers | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It will take months to contain the virus according to estimates. During that time hunger could very well escalate.

Small College Captured Spirit of the Marshall Plan

William Lambers | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We know that the strength and spirit of the Greatest Generation is with us. We know it can be summoned again during these dark times.

Sophia Jones

120 9th Graders Leave Besieged Palestinian Refugee Camp In Syria To Take Exams

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

CAIRO -- Over 100 Palestinian 9th graders were able to leave a besieged refugee camp in the Syrian capital on Sunday to do the seemingly impossible: t...

Calestous Juma On Why Africa Needs GM Crops

April Zhu | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green
April Zhu

Sub-Saharan African countries have been slow to adopt modern agricultural tools like GM seeds. To date, commercial GM crops can only be planted in three countries on the continent.

In the Field With CARE in Central America

Dan Glickman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Foreign assistance is much maligned in the US, especially in periods of fiscal constraint. It is a shame that foreign aid's detractors do not understand that it is clearly in the US national interest to improve economic conditions and reduce violence in countries like Guatemala and Honduras.

Half A Million North Korean Children No Longer Receive Food Aid

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no long...

Act Now to Stop Mass Starvation in Central African Republic

William Lambers | Posted 05.20.2014 | 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.

Failing to Address the Complexity of U.S. International Food Aid Policy May Result in Perpetuating World Hunger

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

Currently the U.S. maintains a short term perspective about food security, and often pits the interests of large U.S.-based agricultural concerns against the needs of food-insecure nations and the recipients of food aid.

No Turkey, Just Trimmings for Thanksgiving

Martha Burk | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

If those who render the government dysfunctional did want to work, they could pass a decent food stamp bill, so charities wouldn't have to go begging in order to feed our fellow citizens.

Food Aid Crisis as Typhoon Victims Hungry

Ben Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ben Barber

The rush to deliver food to the Philippines for survivors of the massive Typhoon Haiyan has renewed pressure on Congress to end a requirement that most U.S. food aid be bought from U.S. farmers and delivered thousands of miles on costly U.S. ships.

A World Food Day for All World Views

Mark Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Moore

While it fails to make most of our calendars, every October the world selects a day to recognize the importance of food, and they call it World Food Day. This year's is today, and it comes in the midst of a political climate where we seem to agree on less than ever.

Fast Food, Slow Food and No Food

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 12.16.2013 | World
Princess Haya Al Hussein

Today, in scores of nations across the globe, there will be conferences, speeches and editorials to celebrate World Food Day. School children will learn all about the latest issues -- fast food versus slow food; food losses and waste; farming and global warning. Surely this is a good thing -- unless you are among the world's 842 million hungry.

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.

The Food Aid Bill: We Will Progress Step by Step

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Why are there so many efforts to impose means tests, drug tests, and other obstacles to eligibility for food stamps while the financial giants of this country were bailed out with a no-strings-attached $700 billion bailout in 2008?

While We Talk Reform, U.S. Food Assistance Is Under Attack

Katie Lee | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Katie Lee

This year's federal budget and appropriations season has generated a lot of buzz and media around reforming U.S. food assistance programs. But while some of us have been talking about improving aid delivery, others have proposed alarming cuts to food assistance programs altogether.

Groups Fight White House's Push For Biggest Change In Years

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - A White House plan to modernize the major U.S. food aid program, by donating cash rat...

Reforming Food Aid to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition

David Beckmann | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

What's wrong with our current food aid system? Given that it was created in 1954 and has never been substantially changed, our contemporary food aid system is outdated, inefficient and wasteful.

Sequestration, Scarcity and America's Values

Mark Moore | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Mark Moore

We have long been reminded of scarcity of oil, and more recently scarcity of water has been at the forefront of our minds. Perhaps the scariest of all scarcity issues is food, where Malthusian projections of calamity have long loomed with concerns of an overpopulated planet.

Boroume Revisited: Food Aid Soars in Athens

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Diana Farr Louis

What began in May 2011 as an attempt to link agencies and people who needed food with producers and shopkeepers who trashed it at the end of the day has burgeoned into a flourishing network that operates all over Greece and has donors throughout Europe and North America.

Michael McAuliff

Senator Makes Emotional Plea To Save Food Aid For Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took to the Senate floor Wednesday in an emotional bid to stave off $4.5 billion in cuts to programs that feed t...

Our Current Global Food Crisis and How We Can Feed 17 Million More People

Ruth Messinger | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
Ruth Messinger

This year during Shavuot, the Jewish holiday which marks the end of the harvest, I am reminded of my commitment to alleviate hunger.