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Monday, March 23, 2015

Hunger in Syria and Iraq

We must also remember the other enemy Iraqis and Syrians are facing: hunger.

See my full letter in the New York Times section Helping the Victims in Syria and Iraq. It is the second letter from the top.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Syria's Road to Peace Must End Hunger Too

As Syria's tragic civil war enters its fifth year, we can't forget the silent enemy that civilians face daily: hunger. We, the international community, must do everything possible to feed Syria's war victims.
Read the article at The Huffington Post.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Four Years On: A WFP Staffer Reflects On Her Experience In Syria

WFP Communications Officer Dina El-Kassaby has been working on the relief effort in Syria, including visiting hundreds of refugees and other people whose lives have been destroyed.

Here, she provides a personal account of the current conditions on the ground, and the efforts WFP is making to help those affected. She also sounds a note of hope for the future.

Read her article at the World Food Program USA.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Plumpy'Nut Challenge takes off

Last week I wrote a feature on the Huffington Post about some amazing University of Rhode Island students and their St. Patrick’s Day Plumpy’Nut Challenge. Remembering the Irish history of the famine the students are determined that no child should starve from malnutrition.

Read the full article at Examiner. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A Simple Step Toward Gender Equality

Last year U.N. goodwill ambassador Emma Watson, in a stirring speech, launched the HeForShe movement for gender equality. Watson called for action, not just talk, in support of girls’ rights.

Read the full article at the The Huffington Post.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Students Think Plumpy'Nut Challenge Can Match Ice Bucket

We all remember the Ice Bucket Challenge from last summer and its amazing success, raising money for research to cure ALS. What if that same spirit could be used to save children from starvation around the world?

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

International School Meals Day: From the U.S., Central African Republic to Syria

On Thursday, March 5, we can all celebrate International School Meals Day. Food for education matters whether here in the United States or in lands far away.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.