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UN Aid Reaches Record Number Of Syrians

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) -- The World Food Program provided assistance to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month, reaching more of those in need with ...

Nurturing Our Future

David Beckmann | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

From climate change to civil liberties, the world is at a critical point right now with many issues. Global nutrition is no different, and, as such, deserves adequate attention as its reach is vast and implications deep.

Girl, 3, Led Her Blind Father On Foot For 4 Hours To Get Supplies In War-Torn South Sudan

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact

One little girl puts a name and a face to the struggles of so many in South Sudan. Nyakhat Pal, 3, walked for four hours with her elderly and blin...

You Can Help McGovern-Dole School Meals Campaign

William Lambers | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

McGovern teamed up with Dole to improve the U.S. national school meals programs, including summer feeding. They knew that the success of this nation, or any other, depends on healthy and educated children.

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Refugees Struggle With Loss Of Food Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Just inside the door of a health clinic that treats Syrian refugees, in a secluded residential neighborhood, sits a padlocked box with the U...

How a Syrian Refugee Kept Her Family Fed

Martin Penner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Martin Penner

Food vouchers are the main channel for WFP's food assistance operation in Lebanon. At the moment some 300,000 refugees are receiving them monthly. Vouchers are worth about 20 euros and enable refugees to buy a wide range of food items in local shops.

The 25 Cent Solution That Can Help 20 Million Kids Solve Hunger

Hunter Biden | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Hunter Biden

Live Below the Line is a national campaign to help alleviate extreme poverty by challenging Americans to eat and drink for less than the global poverty line -- $1.50 a day -- as 1.4 billion people on our planet must do every day.

How Technology Is Powering Up New Solutions To Global Challenges

Rick Leach | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Rick Leach

The world as we know it has entered an information age that's powering up incredible new solutions to tackle global challenges, from solving hunger to ending extreme poverty.

Hedging Against Hunger: Our Best Bet to Avoid a Global Food Bubble

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home
Danielle Nierenberg

Like the dotcom burst and the subprime mortgage crash, Wall Street speculators are driving a food commodities bubble to its breaking point. If it bursts, high food prices could become the new norm, impacting wallets and bellies everywhere

UN: We Can't Feed 1 Million Hungry Syrians

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: Jan 8, 2012, 11:50 a.m. EST GENEVA — The World Food Program said Tuesday it is unable to help an estimated 1 million Syrians who are goi...

From the Ashes: Learning to Read Gave This Ethiopian School Boy Opportunity to Give Back

Patrick Plonski | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Patrick Plonski

He calls it "the miracle of the scrap paper." One day, Asratie Teferra, born in a rural village in Ethiopia, saw a picture of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Something about the picture entranced him. He built a dream -- that he would one day work for the UN.

World Food Day Reminder: Enough Resources Exist To Feed World's Hungry

Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact

One in seven people suffer from undernourishment -- yet there are enough resources to feed the world’s hungry. This year’s World Food Day highligh...

WATCH: A Girl Films Her Life in the Mathare Slum of Nairobi

Ali Goldstein | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Ali Goldstein

In the face of immense global challenges like hunger, it's easy to believe that we alone can't make a difference. But then a window opens and we see in fact that the opposite is true.

Tackling Food Insecurity Will Take the G20 and the B20 (and the Rest of us Too!)

Perry Yeatman | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Perry Yeatman

We're suggesting an audacious but achievable goal. Here it is in a nutshell: deliver food and nutrition security for all by increasing food production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030.

10 Mother's Day Gifts That Help Women In Need

Posted 05.04.2012 | Impact

When you shower your mom with the love –- and chocolate, jewelry and flowers –- that she deserves on May 13, you can also use that moment to honor...

Calling on the Food and Beverage Industry to Help Reduce Poverty

Jordan Dey | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Jordan Dey

The sourcing decisions that major food and beverage companies make on a daily basis can help improve the lives of the world's smallest and poorest farmers in the developing world.

Help Me, Bono, and Other Organizations End the Famine in Africa

Lisa Haisha | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Lisa Haisha

While most people in the world know about the current famine in Africa, when a problem is hundreds or even thousands of miles away, it's easy to ignore it. It's time for everyone to face the facts.

All for One Aim: Multi-pronged Approach to Fight Hunger

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.16.2011 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

India is in the process of enacting a food security act to provide food for nearly 70 percent of the population, specifically targeting the poor, who are often not counted in state surveys and who are denied many benefits.

Troops Open Fire On Somali Refugees During Fight For Food

AP | ABDI GULED and KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A World Food Program handout of corn rations to Somalis trying to survive a famine turned deadly Friday after government tr...

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Fewer Refugees Making It To Food Supplies, Aid Workers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

The number of refugees pouring out of famine-stricken Somalia has greatly reduced in recent days, aid workers in the region say -- and that may not be...

UPDATED: How You Can Help Somalia

Posted 09.09.2011 | Impact

UPDATED August 10, 2011 7:12 p.m. In the scorched-by-drought Horn of Africa, the famine continues to take its biggest toll on the most vulnerable. ...

Somalia Drought Is 'Worst Humanitarian Crisis': U.N.

AP | MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED and LUC VAN KEMENADE | Posted 09.09.2011 | World

DADAAB, Kenya — The head of the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday that drought-ridden Somalia is the "worst humanitarian disaster" in the world af...

Food: America's 21st Century Manifest Destiny?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.19.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Food offers this nation the opportunity not only to reconnect once again with its agricultural roots, but to assume a role of visionary leadership.

Empowering People In Need By Donating Cash, Not Goods

Cormac Staunton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cormac Staunton

There are differences and debates as to the extent to which these should be provided, but most people agree that the best way to provide this assistance is through money, rather than goods.

Remember The People Of Pakistan This Christmas Season

Chris Herlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

At this time of year, our world can seem very far indeed from Pakistan's harsh realities. I had hoped that the news from Pakistan would be, at best, mixed. But the news remains tough and largely discomforting.