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Saturday, April 18, 2015

How everyone with a smartphone can feed a hungry child

If you own a smartphone you can download the Charity Miles app and raise donations for the World Food Programme, the largest hunger relief organization. You do this simply by running, walking or biking. You carry the smartphone with you and the app keeps track of your distance and workout. 

Read the full article at Examiner.

WFP, Norwegian charity come to the rescue in Iraq

The war in Iraq has left many civilians trapped and blocked from receiving humanitarian aid. Such was the case in al-Baghdadi, a town in the Anbar governorate of Iraq.

The town was under siege for months by the ISIL terrorists. The Iraqi army, in retaking the town, cleared the way last month for civilians to escape to Baghdad.

Read the full article at Examiner.

Congress Must Hear the Cries of Hunger From Abroad

As Congress debates the foreign aid budget, they should hear the cries of hunger from abroad. They should also listen to the echoes of history.

In fact, one of these came at a recent congressional hearing on the foreign aid budget, which included activists Ben Affleck and Bill Gates. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) mentioned the 1948 Marshall Plan, which rebuilt Europe and won the peace after World War II.

Read my full commentary at The Huffington Post.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Massive challenge to feed the hungry in war-torn Yemen

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it's feeding 105,000 displaced persons in the Yemeni city of Aden. But the UN is warning that the conflict between government forces, militants and tribal fighters is quickly escalating humanitarian needs.

Read the full article at Examiner.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

UN says food urgently needed in Ukraine

The United Nations says there is an urgent need to feed over 670,000 displaced persons in the Eastern Ukraine.

Read the full article at Examiner.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Yemen war: an update on the hunger emergency

As the civil war in Yemen escalates, so too is a hunger crisis. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that 12 million Yemenis are now living in hunger.

Read the full article at Examiner.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

UNRWA demands access to starving civilians in Yarmouk

The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is demanding that armed groups in Syria allow humanitarian access to civilians.

Read the full article at Examiner.