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Climate change aggravates global hunger – UN

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Indian villagers wade through flood waters after collecting relief food near the submerged houses in Gazole village at Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal on August 22, 2017.  AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTA

Some 815 million people, or 11% of the world’s population, were chronically undernourished in 2016, according to the annual UN report, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

PARIS, France (Sept. 17, 2017) — Hunger is on the increase across the globe once again after a decade of declines, a UN report said Friday, September 15, thanks in part to climate change aggravating severe weather and conflicts. Continue reading Climate change aggravates global hunger – UN

First UN food aid in two years reaches over 30,000 Iraqis

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Qayyarah had been ‘inaccessible for over two years,’ the UN World Food Program (WFP) says in a statement

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Sept. 6, 2016) — The UN said on Tuesday, September 6, it has delivered food supplies to more than 30,000 residents of Qayyarah for the first time in two years after Iraqi forces expelled jihadists from the northern town.  Continue reading First UN food aid in two years reaches over 30,000 Iraqis

How to End Hunger

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Rice fields of hill tribes in Sapa: Every year, the world produces 356 kg of cereal per person and still 40 million people are die of hunger. Food price rise of 36% in past year takes huge toll on world’s poor. Producing enough food a global population grows is possible, but doing so without existing finite resources, especially water, will be challenge. (World Bank 2011) Photo Credit:Kibae Park/UN Photo

July 29, 2016 — Last September, world leaders made a commitment to end hunger by 2030, as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It sounds like a massive undertaking. In fact, the world already produces enough food to feed everyone. So why does the problem persist?  Continue reading How to End Hunger

1 in 3 Filipino kids still malnourished, stunted

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SATIATING HUNGER. Children wait their turn at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/ EPA

The study also notes that 20% of kids under 5 years old die due to poor health services

MANILA, Philippines (July 28, 2016) — Poor nutrition remains a major problem in the Philippines with 3.4 million children found to be stunted and over 300,000 underweight – all under 5 years old.  Continue reading 1 in 3 Filipino kids still malnourished, stunted

Drought and rising temperatures ‘leaves 36m people across Africa facing hunger’

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A maize plant among other dried maize in a field in Hoopstad in the Free State province, South Africa. The country suffered its driest year on record in 2015. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa

March 16, 2016 — More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the worst drought in decades at a time of record high temperatures.

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40,000 starving to death as South Sudan teeters on famine

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AFTERMATH. Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. In January Martha fled with her husband and five children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP
At least 40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations say, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

JUBA, South Sudan (Feb. 8, 2016) — At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said Monday, February 8, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

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