Stemming malnutrition worldwide cannot work with “short-term” strategies

Stemming malnutrition worldwide cannot work with “short-term” strategies

Mark Tran – WNN Improve It (WNN/GDN) AFRICA: Human rights are the most powerful tool to ensure efforts against hunger and malnutrition tackle structural causes and are not reduced to short-term strategies, civil society groups said in a report published on Tuesday. Who Decides About Global Food and Nutrition? – Strategies to Regain Control argues […]

After Sandy, Haiti Faces Massive Food Shortage

After Sandy, Haiti Faces Massive Food Shortage

Alex Johnston – Epoch Times – Wednesday, 21 November 2012 (originally published 14 Nov) Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Isaac, and a drought have left Haiti reeling, even as the impoverished nation is still picking up the pieces after early 2010’s devastating earthquake. Now, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warns that 1.5 million residents […]

United Nations releases new world hunger report

United Nations releases new world hunger report

WNN Breaking (WNN/WFP) Rome, ITALY: Nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012, according to the new UN hunger report released today. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (SOFI), jointly published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development […]

Global child mortality numbers drop as 2015 expectations remain cautious

Global child mortality numbers drop as 2015 expectations remain cautious

Emma Batha – WNN Breaking (WNN/Reuters/AlertNet) London, UNITED KINGDOM: Annual maternal deaths have fallen by almost half since 1990 and the number of children under five dying has dropped from 12 million to 7.6 million (2010). But more than 50 countries are unlikely to meet internationally agreed targets for cutting mortality rates for young children […]

Feeding the hungry

Feeding the hungry

Geraldine Panapasa – Fiji Times – Thursday, 19 April 2012 (originally published 17 Apr) ON any given Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon in the capital city, you’re sure to find a group of women scurrying from the sidewalk at the Reserve Bank to the Ivi Triangle, each with a basket of food parcels nestled on […]

Missing the point in female empowerment

Missing the point in female empowerment

Grace Chirenje – The Zimbabwean – Friday, 09 March 2012 (originally published 06 Mar) The UNCSW facilitates the coming together of technical partners and civil society to share experiences from their country on what is going on at the grassroots, and find ways to improve situations. Moreover, it is a space where women from all […]