Battle against hunger lost without gender empowerment

Battle against hunger lost without gender empowerment

Thalif Deen – Thomson Reuters Foundaton – AlertNet via  IPS – Inter Press Service – Friday 7 June, 2013 UNITED NATIONS, Jun 6 2013 (IPS) – When the United Nations launched its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) back in 2001, two of its primary objectives were to halve extreme poverty and hunger by 2015 and promote […]

AFRICA: Sahel desert drought causes widespread displacement

AFRICA: Sahel desert drought causes widespread displacement

Deborah Mazon – WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: The United States is providing over $81 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian needs as the lean season begins in the drought affected Sahel region of West Africa. With this additional contribution, the U.S. government is reaching more than three million vulnerable people. […]

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 […]

Food crisis in South Sudan can impact millions

Food crisis in South Sudan can impact millions

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNS): South Sudan, AFRICA: Two United Nations agencies warned last week that millions of people in South Sudan are facing worsening hunger and called for urgent action to improve food security through adequate food aid and projects to boost agricultural production. An estimated one million of those affected are facing severe food shortages, […]

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 […]

7 Billion Reasons (Women and World Population)

7 Billion Reasons (Women and World Population)

SUZANNE PETRONI – Ms. Magazine – Monday, August 1, 2011 Chances are, you’ll hear or read soon that the world’s population is about to hit 7 billion. Get ready for cool graphics demonstrating its remarkable escalation over the past century, as modern medicine and agricultural advances helped people live longer and societies flourish, while fertility […]

The best way to reduce world hunger (women farmers)

The best way to reduce world hunger (women farmers)

Dr. Cesar Chelala – Gulf Times (Qatar) – Friday, 22 April, 2011 Recent World Bank statistics are sobering. Food prices shot up 36% last year, thus adding 44mn people to the rank of the impoverished. Just a further 10% more would push 10mn more into those that are poor and hungry. Recently in Washington, talking […]

Global hunger index: See how the world compares

Global hunger index: See how the world compares

How bad is hunger around the world? Get the latest data, country by country Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories In partnership with The Guardian News – Global Development Network Is global hunger getting worse? According to the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in many […]

Harvesting a Field of Their Own –Woman’s Right to Food in the Global Food Crisis

Harvesting a Field of Their Own –Woman’s Right to Food in the Global Food Crisis

Lys Anzia – WNN Features World Food Programme delivers food to Haitian women – Image: Peter Casier /UNWFP The fight for women against hunger and malnutrition isn’t getting any easier. Rising food prices and lower food assistance programs worldwide are causing the ability to help women and their families reach the lowest levels of output […]