Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More
Nutrition & Food Security
The World Food Program activated its own internal emergency response mechanism, elevating the food crisis caused by El Nino in southern Africa to a “level 3” emergency. That’s the highest level, putting it on par South Sudan, Yemen, Iraq and Syria. Speaking from Malawi, World Food Program executive director Ertharin Cousin says the WFP is
Now that the 2015-2016 El Niño –one of the strongest on record– has subsided, La Niña – El Niño’s ‘counterpart’– could strike soon, further exacerbating a severe humanitarian crisis that is affecting millions of people in the most vulnerable communities in tens of countries worldwide, especially in Africa and Asia Pacific. El Niño is the
Since 8 July the situation in South Sudan has deteriorated rapidly. The country, just 5 years old faces fresh violence and news reports indicate that it could be back at war. More than 200 people are reported to have died since Friday, 8 July 2016.
Al Jazeera: Madagascar: The vulnerability to tuberculosis “…While many people imagine the country as a wildlife mecca, it is one of the poorest in the world, with at least 80 percent of the population living in extreme poverty and half of all children under five years old suffering from chronic malnutrition. The associated problems, particularly…More
Humanosphere: USDA: New projections estimate global hunger will drop to 6 percent by 2026 Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses findings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) most recent International Food Security Assessment, which says the percent of the global population that has inadequate access to food is projected to drop from 17 percent to six…More
As Venezuela continues its spiral into debilitating economic crisis, President Nicolás Maduro has put the head of the armed forces, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López, in charge of a new food supply system. According to a decree published Tuesday in the official gazette, Padrino López will have control of transporting and distributing basic products, controlling
The U.N. began airlifting humanitarian aid to families cut off from supplies in northeastern Syria, bringing 40 tons of food on a flight that landed in Qamishli, an area controlled by the Syrian government, the World Food Program said Sunday. The WFP said the flight landed the night before in Qamishli airport in Syria’s Hassakeh
Jharkhand, a state with substantial tribal population in Eastern India has very high rate of undernutrition.
There’s none of the usual fuss on Sofia’s farm—no truck, no bellowing cattle, no hay or water troughs. Just a strong, sweet smell and the faint sound of her children playing in the yard. Smiling, the Ghanaian entrepreneur gives PATH researcher Dr. Nikki Kalra a tour. Together, they walk around the side of her house, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy 30 years of hope, empowerment, and politics in reproductive healthHow the death of my friend inspired a lifesaving delivery kitFriday Think: closing the global cervical cancer prevention gap ;
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Aid agencies hail U.S. bill to end global hunger and malnutrition “Aid agencies have hailed the passage of a U.S. bill that aims to eliminate hunger and poverty around the world by helping smallholder farmers, especially women, with investments targeted at increasing productivity and improving nutrition. The Global Food Security Act of…More
Reuters: U.N. food agency says faces $610 million shortfall for southern Africa drought relief “The United Nations’ food agency said on Thursday it needed $730 million over the next 12 months for relief in seven Southern African countries hit hard by a blistering drought and faced a $610 million shortfall. The World Food Programme (WFP)…More
Huffington Post: Congress Takes Bipartisan Stand Against Global Hunger Lindsay Coates, president of InterAction “…The Global Food Security Act … is an exciting step forward in building the political will needed to end global hunger and malnutrition. Utilizing new approaches and the knowledge and commitment of a diverse coalition, the act will leverage our country’s…More
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