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 […]

As crisis intensifies UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia

As crisis intensifies UNICEF works to stop hunger in Somalia

WNN Breaking (WNN) BREAKING: Since famine was declared in Somalia July 2011, over 110,000 children in the region have been admitted to UNICEF-supported therapeutic centres for severe and moderate acute malnutrition. Despite these efforts, the numbers of children suffering from malnutrition is still on the rise. “Malnutrition has become something widespread, if you receive 5 […]

Human Trafficking fight comes to Titus County

Human Trafficking fight comes to Titus County

MARCIA DAVIS-SEALE –  Daily Tribune – Wednesday, 05 October 2011 She used a crowbar as her ticket out of the home prison. The woman and her three children had been held hostage for several years in a rural northeast Texas home less than an hour from Titus County – victims of human trafficking. Horrendous starvation, […]

Consciousness-raising the ruling class

Consciousness-raising the ruling class

WNN Radio release (WNN Radio release) UK: During five days of May 2011, Baroness Anne Jenkin set up a soup kitchen in Britain’s House of Lords, to help the peers “get a better understanding of the challenges faced by people living in extreme poverty.” The Women’s Parliamentary Radio tours the place to see what the diners there […]

Stateless refugee mothers fall through the cracks in Bangladesh

Stateless refugee mothers fall through the cracks in Bangladesh

Misha Hussain –  WNN Features UPDATE: 17 May, 2011 (WNN) DHAKA, Bangladesh: Mothering in the Kutupalong makeshift refugee camp in the southwest of Bangladesh is about as tough as it gets. Those who live in the camp experience each day what it means to be undocumented and ‘meaningless.’ Without the right to work, to carry […]

Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Shuriah Niazi – WNN Features Recent increases in deaths from tuberculosis among Saharia tribal miners creates an alarming rise in widows Majhera Village, India: Because of the deaths of so many miners, India’s village of Majhera, in the Shivpuri District inside the State of Madhya Pradesh, is now called the, “village of widows.” One Saharia […]

The Politics of Protection – Moving Human Rights Protection Upstream – Part 1

The Politics of Protection – Moving Human Rights Protection Upstream – Part 1

Maria Lewytzkyj for WNN Features In a ground breaking interview, Monterrey Institute of International Studies MA graduate, U.S. born Ukrainian, Maria Lewytzkyj, talks with U.S. foreign policy expert, Jan Knippers Black about her latest book, “The Politics of Human Rights Protection – Moving Intervention Upstream with Impact Assessment.” In this interview, Knippers Black offers real […]