food insecurity

Face 2 Face with Martha Hennessy

On this show we speak over the phone with Martha Hennessy granddaughter of Dorothy Day and Activist again nuclear weapons. Martha is out of prison on a very restricted confinement in a “halfway house” without internet connect and perhaps for another month…

Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Crisis Increases Food Insecurity in India and Brazil

As Indians continue to scramble for survival through a deadly second COVID-19 wave and deal with an inadequate health care system that has failed them at every step, for a majority of the country living in rural areas and in…

How One Rural Community Creatively Solved Keeping Its Residents Well Fed During a Pandemic

The people of Comox Valley broke many molds to keep people fed through COVID-19 and got its government’s attention on food security. By April M. Short Hunger and food insecurity have increased worldwide since COVID-19 took hold. In December 2020,…

Hungry Children in the Empire

By Farooque Chowdhury Many news from the Empire interest many readers, as the Empire itself is interesting. It’s interesting due to its economy, politics and diplomacy, part of its geostrategic and geotactical games, and for its audacity and arrogance, and…

‘Hunger Like They’ve Never Seen It Before’: US Food Banks Struggle as 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough to Eat

“We’re now seeing families who had an emergency fund but it’s gone and they’re at the end of their rope,” said one Texas food bank director. By Brett Wilkins One in six U.S. families with children don’t have enough to…

Community Fridges Are Popping Up Across America for Mutual Aid Amid the Pandemic

Fighting food insecurity, one block at a time. By April M. Short On one side of a refrigerator that stands on a sidewalk in New Orleans, two alligators encircle a woman with dark mocha skin wearing a tattered white slip.…

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

As forced displacement tops 79.5 million, Filippo Grandi urges UN Security Council to use its authority seek peace and inclusion for the displaced. By Tim Gaynor Ending conflicts around the world that are driving unprecedented global displacement is not just a…

Acute Food Insecurity Hotspots Need Urgent Attention

FAO calls for $900 million to support the livelihoods of 43 million people facing acute hunger While global attention has focused on the swarms of Desert Locusts attacking crops in East Africa, a number of other countries and regions are…

November Nostalgia 2019: End of a Decade

By j.jill As Thanksgiving week hammers its start-of-the-season advertising from restorative nostalgia around family tables—turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes— to Black Friday ads that repeat the same jingle every two minutes, it’s time to turn it all off and just…

The Time Is Ripe to Act against Drought

Human Wrongs Watch By Monique Barbut*, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification WINDHOEK, Aug 18 2016 (IPS) – Let us start with some good news. Sort of. The strongest El Niño in 35 years is coming…

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