Wednesday, April 23, 2014

White House condemns South Sudan massacre, WFP brings food to wounded

The war in South Sudan is claiming more lives, the latest being a massacre in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is rushing aid to war victims.

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Worst yet to come for Syrians as humanitarian situation deteriorates

United Nations leaders appealed again today for help for the suffering war victims in Syria. With the civil war escalating the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

South Sudan's tragedy: loaded guns and empty stomachs

Charities, including Oxfam and CARE, have just released an urgent report on South Sudan titled “Loaded Guns and Empty Stomachs.” They are calling for action to help the conflict-torn nation as it suffers from severe shortages of food and other basic supplies.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Feeding America study shows high child hunger rates

Feeding America today released its comprehensive study on hunger called Map the Meal Gap. Using an interactive map you can see hunger rates by state and county.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Conflict and hunger emergency grow in South Sudan

The United Nations says the number of displaced persons continues to rise in conflict-torn South Sudan. Hunger is fast increasing as a result. South Sudan is at risk of famine.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Food stamps help in times of need

Around 30,000 people in the Cincinnati area took part in a 1940s program, which agriculture secretary Claude Wickard called “an outstanding success.” This was an early version of food stamps, now referred to as SNAP.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

USDA kicks off drive for school meals worldwide

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just announced a series of grants for school feeding in ten different countries. It’s part of an effort inspired by former Senators George McGovern and Bob Dole.

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