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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Can task force ensure humanitarian aid for Syrians?

On Friday the Task Force on Humanitarian Access in Syria met in Geneva to discuss plans for bringing life-saving supplies immediately into besieged areas. There are currently 500,000 Syrians who are starving in areas blocked off by the combatants of the brutal civil war.

Read the full article at Examiner:

Friday, February 12, 2016

Primary state South Carolina has high hunger rates

South Carolina is the next presidential primary (Feb.20) with debates taking place tonight for the Democrats and Saturday for the Republicans. One of the big issues facing the state is hunger, especially among children.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

U.S., Russia agree on humanitarian aid, ceasefire for Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry said tonight that agreement has been reached in war-torn Syria for the delivery of live-saving humanitarian aid to civilians. Kerry stated “We have agreed to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately.”

Read the full article at Examiner.

Save the Syrian Peace Talks, End the Starvation

Never again. We hear those words in reaction to atrocities committed against mankind. But we have to put actions behind those words.

Syrian civilians under siege from a civil war are trying to survive eating leaves and grass. They are pleading for the international community for help. But the war and hunger goes on.

Read the full commentary at The Huffington Post.

My Cincinnati Enquirer Oped on Summer Feeding

We don’t often hear stories of Democrats and Republicans agreeing on an issue. In an election year we might not expect to hear any.

But Ohio’s two senators, Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown, have recently signed on to co-sponsor legislation to fight child hunger in America. It’s called the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act.

See my full commentary at The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Kasich speaks out against food blockade in Syria

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich today spoke out against the blockade of humanitarian aid in Syria. In a town hall meeting in Atkinson, New Hampshire Governor Kasich said, “Men, women and children are dying of malnutrition” inside Syria.

Read the full article at Examiner.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ban Ki-moon recalls Korean War humanitarian crisis

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, visited drought-ravaged Ethiopia last week. He urged support to prevent another famine in the East African nation.

Read the full article at Examiner.