Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:14

Oregon is spending $40 million to dramatically expand its federal free breakfast and lunch program, ensuring that more than 60 percent of its 400,000 public school students will be included, the largest statewide effort in the country.The program is based on providing free meals to any child whose family lives ...

After cyclone and cholera, Mozambique now battles hunger

Africa 04/08/19, 04:46

Mozambique's first disaster was a cyclone. The second has been cholera. Now hunger could be the third.The raging floodwaters that left a large part of central Mozambique a vast inland sea are draining away, laying bare a severe lack of food for the months ahead.Low-lying rice fields in this fertile ...

3 years on, what’s become of the EU-Turkey migration deal?

Europe 03/20/19, 04:01

In March 2016, European governments breathed a sigh of relief as the European Union reached a deal with Turkey designed to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants heading into the heart of Europe. For many of those who had fled war, hunger and poverty hoping for a bright ...

South Sudan’s hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace

Africa 02/22/19, 05:57

Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday.Without aid more than 7.5 million people will be ...

Charity says Yemenis face ‘double threat’ of cold, hunger

World 12/19/18, 06:13

More than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the "double threat" of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in, an aid group said Wednesday.Oxfam said some 530,000 displaced people are in mountainous areas, many living in makeshift shelters with no insulation or weatherproofing."Freezing temperatures could be ...

UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

Asia & Pacific 11/01/18, 22:10

A United Nations report says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and progress in alleviating hunger is stalling.The report by the Food and Agricultural Organization released Friday said more than half of all children in the world who are malnourished live in the region. It ...

Mexico prosecutors find fraud in Venezuela food aid program

Business 10/18/18, 13:21

Prosecutors said Thursday that people linked to the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies conspired to overcharge Venezuela for basic food aid packages.Known as "CLAP" packages, the food is supposedly subsidized by Venezuela's socialist administration to provide a bare level of subsistence to many families facing hunger amid the country's hyperinflation ...

Child hunger ‘serious’ in India while its economy grows fast

Asia & Pacific 10/12/18, 04:23

A global hunger index has been released showing about 20 percent of Indian children under 5 suffer from acute under-nutrition in the same week the International Monetary Fund projected India to be the world's fastest-growing economy, exposing stark contrasts in the South Asian country. The 2018 Global Hunger Index published Thursday ...

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