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building an africa free from hunger and poverty


if we focus on agriculture as our path to prosperity, we can build a strong africa that is able to feed itself.






africa's inequality stifles growth, says report


africa is experiencing higher levels of poverty than previously thought because decades of economic growth have only benefited a small wealthy elite, says a report released by the british aid group oxfam at the world economic forum africa which started in south africa's coastal city of durban on wednesday.






hunger, not crime, is driving central americans to us border, report says


washington — more people are fleeing poverty-stricken el salvador, honduras and guatemala for the southern border of the united states because of hunger and a lack of food than over fears of crime and gang violence. according to a new report from a coalition of international aid agencies, almost hal...






african hunger crisis is largely man-made: experts


this year, more so than usual, hunger is stalking africa. the united nations has declared a famine in parts of south sudan and food insecurity is affecting tens of millions in nearly every geographic region of the continent. the causes vary, as do the proposed solutions. but, experts say the worst c...






a key component to ending poverty and hunger in developing countries? livestock


the recent emergence of famine in nigeria, somalia, south sudan and yemen that has left more than 20 million people on the brink of starvation is a reminder of the difficulty of ending hunger around the world. the problem is complex, and, unfortunately, policymakers have largely ignored an economic...






african hunger crisis is largely man-made: experts


this year, more so than usual, hunger is stalking africa. the united nations has declared a famine in parts of south sudan and food insecurity is affecting tens of millions in nearly every geographic region of the continent. the causes vary, as do the proposed solutions. but, experts say the worst crises are being fueled […]






africa's inequality stifles growth, says report


the aid group oxfam says that africa has higher levels of poverty than previously thought because decades of economic growth have only benefited a small elite.






germany pledges 70 million euros to aid somalia fight hunger


germany says it will double the 70 million euros ($76 million) it has already pledged to help somalia cope with the severe drought and hunger that is threatening millions of people across this horn of africa nation.






on world hunger day, a look at why so many people don't get enough food


the united nations has set a goal of eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030. although the prevalence of hunger has declined in recent years, the lack of access to adequate and nutritious food remains an insatiable challenge across the globe. as world hunger day is observed on sunday, here’s...






hungary: 94 migrants in detention launch hunger strike


hungary's immigration and asylum office says 94 of 102 asylum-seekers detained in a closed reception center have launched a hunger strike, demanding to be set free.






week in pictures: from south africa to venezuela


from protests in south africa and venezuela to hunger in somalia, here is the week in photos.






un security council begins africa trip focused on boko haram


the u.n. security council on friday kicked off a visit to spotlight africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the boko haram insurgency in nigeria and the lake chad region.






plan a trip to africa like a pro, grunion festival in san pedro


africa workshop learn how to plan a trip to africa like a pro. get insider tips on what to do, where to go, what gear to pack and how to get off the beaten track. when, where: 6:30 p.m. thursday at the adventure 16 store, 11161 w. pico blvd., los angeles admission, info: free. (310) 473-4574. ...






horn of africa: mapping six months of hunger


starvation is stalking an estimated 20 million people with much of the crisis caused by conflict and poor governance.






africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts


africa faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, a cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine-affected areas will cause untold suffering, a spokesman for the world food program said in johannesburg thursday, responding to questions about u.s. president donald trump's proposal to cut $10 billion in foreign aid.






somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours in drought


the united nations estimates that 5 million people in this horn of africa nation need aid, amid warnings of a full-blown famine.






un security council begins africa trip focused on boko haram


yaounde, cameroon (ap) — the u.n. security council on friday kicked off a visit to spotlight africa’s worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the boko haram insurgency in nigeria and the lake chad region. one question in the aid response is the united states, which pledged no funding for the nigeria crisis at […]






the hunger strike: where food is more than nourishment


what do bobby sands, nelson mandela and palestinian hunger strikers have in common?






africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts


johannesburg (ap) — africa faces the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, a cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine-affected areas will cause untold suffering, a spokesman for the world food program said in johannesburg thursday, responding to questions about u.s. president donald trump’s proposal […]






palestinian hunger strikers: 'they had no choice'


family of majd ziadeh, one of 1,500 hunger-striking prisoners, say they support the fight for dignity and humanity.






israel punishes hunger-striking palestinian prisoners


israeli authorities look to quell mass hunger strike through solitary confinement and punitive measures.






hassan ali khaire: hunger, disease kill 110 in two days


prime minister calls on citizens to help as hunger resulting from drought leads to rise in deaths in the bay region.






lake chad basin: one long climate catastrophe


climate change is feeding poverty, instability, hunger and violence in the lake chad basin.






resisting injustice: hunger strikes in us and palestine


as long as there is unjust incarceration in the us and israel, there will be hunger strikes of resistance.






ramallah: mass rally for hunger-striking prisoners


thousands take to the streets in support of palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 17 days in israeli jails.






palestinians stay on hunger strike despite 'snacking' claims


an official says 882 palestinian prisoners held by israel remain on an open-ended hunger strike.






percentage of colorado kids in poverty drops to about 15 percent


the percentage of colorado children living in poverty is declining, but is still too high with an estimated 180,000 kids growing up in families at or below the federal poverty line, or about $24,000 for a family of four, according to the latest kids count report.






hunger drops to lowest in a decade as economy improves


the number of people facing hunger in the u.s. declined last year to the lowest since 2007 as unemployment fell and some states strengthened child-nutrition programs.






celebrity fisherman says he’s prepared to die on hunger strike over ottawa’s mis


richard gillett started a hunger strike a week ago, and has slept in a tent outside the fisheries headquarters in st. john's in the freezing cold every night since






palestinian hunger strike leader says ‘snacking video’ fake


jerusalem (ap) — a lawyer says palestinian hunger strike leader marwan barghouti denies the authenticity of a video purportedly showing him eating secretly in his cell. khader shkirat, who met with barghouti for three hours sunday, says his client lost 13 kilograms (28 pounds) since a hunger strike by hundreds of palestinians detained by israel […]






better economy is key to a brighter future for nm kids


too often we center on treating the outcomes of poverty rather than curing poverty itself.






foreigners detained in japan stage hunger strike to stay


dozens of people seeking to immigrate to japan have staged a hunger strike while in detention.






antonio guterres raises alarm as hunger crisis worsens


un chief raises alarm during visit to drought-hit somalia where half the population is battling hunger and disease.






3 weeks into hunger strike, palestinian inmates add vitamins


ramallah, west bank (ap) — an activist says hundreds of palestinians participating in a hunger strike in israeli prisons have begun taking vitamin supplements. the strike entered its 21st day sunday. israel says 890 prisoners are participating. qadoura fares, head of an advocacy group for palestinian prisoners, says the hunger strikers began taking supplements on […]






stamp out hunger celebrates 25 years of collecting donations for food shelves


stamp out hunger celebrates its 25th year of work for those in need.