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March 5, 2019 aulnaumy_wh
1. Inadequate access to clean water and nutritious food Currently, more than 2 billion people don’t have access to clean water at home, while over 800 million suffer from hunger. You might think that poverty causes hunger and prevents people from accessing clean water (and…
March 4, 2019 lightningdiary
FAO and PAHO warn that hunger has increased in six countries and now affects 2.4 million persons in the region. While overweight continues to be a public health problem across the Americas. The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and…
March 4, 2019 lightningdiary
59% of food-insecure households in the 2015 survey reported that in the previous month, they had participated in one or more of the three largest federal food and nutrition assistance programs (Coleman-Jensen et al., 2017). The programs are the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the…
March 4, 2019 lightningdiary
Facts about poverty and hunger in America Even in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America. In 2017: 40 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including more than 12 million children. A…
March 1, 2019 aulnaumy_wh
World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food…
February 25, 2019 lightningdiary
A look back at some of Africa’s major food crises shows conditions still faced by many Africans today: poverty, drought, conflict, and environmental degradation due to overgrazing, deforestation, and other types of environmental damages. 1968 to 1980s — A drought in the Sahel region led…
February 22, 2019 lightningdiary
Recurring failed rainy seasons have made it impossible for many East African farmers and herders to keep up their livelihoods. Flash floods during the 2018 rainy season are increasing humanitarian needs in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya. 6 million people in the East African…
February 20, 2019 lightningdiary
There are large differences among continents in the prevalence of severe food insecurity. Approximately 27.4% of the population in Africa was classified as severely food insecure in 2016, which is almost four times as high as any other region. Alarmingly, food insecurity is on the…
February 14, 2019 lightningdiary
Hunger in America is no longer a state of being that can be attached to stereotypical recipient. The face of hunger now includes almost every age group and demographic you could imagine. It spans from the elderly, working families, those experiencing homelessness; chronic illness, and…

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