Chad Comes in Last in New Global Food Index

Chad Comes in Last in New Global Food Index

Yesterday Oxfam released its new Global Food Index that shows the best and worst places to eat. Across all indicators Chad came in dead last in the index. The indicators to rank the countries include having enough food to eat, food affordability, diabetes and overweight citizens, and food quality. In fact, along with Chad, eighteen […]

Central African Republic Descends into Religious Violence, Nears Genocide

Reports are flashing across the wires that Central African Republic is embroiled in massive inter-religious violence that is mere stages away from full-on genocide. A coup in March saw Muslim rebels overthrow then president François Bozizé. Now, Central African Republic is being led by an interim president, Michel Djotodia. Djtodia is the country’s first Muslim president. […]

World Food Programme Releases First Logistics Report

World Food Programme Releases First Logistics Report

When you think of the logistics of humanitarian aid there is no better United Nations agency in the world that documents, shares, and reports on the remarkable work they do than the World Food Programme (WFP). With a separate department devoted entirely to logistics, the WFP shares multiple ways in which they deliver food aid […]

Michael Kors Designs Watch to Fight Hunger

Michael Kors Designs Watch to Fight Hunger

As a part of the global race to end hunger Michael Kors has partnered with the World Food Programme to help solve the crisis of 870 million people not having enough food to eat each day. Kors designed the 100 Series watch for the newly-launched Watch Hunger Stop campaign. Each sale of the 100 Series watch […]

Update on Mali Conflict, Humanitarian Efforts

Update on Mali Conflict, Humanitarian Efforts

Last Friday France began strategic airstrikes in northern Mali against rebel groups that have crippled the government since the early part of last year. France has said its intervention will be swift. The United States has already given its support to France saying it will provide intelligence and overhead surveillance according to NBC News. Britain […]

Southern African Countries Face Hunger Threat

Southern African Countries Face Hunger Threat

It sounds seemingly impossible, but there is yet another area of Africa that is under threat of a food shortage due to erratic rains during the growing season. While the Sahel is still experiencing food shortages, southern Africa is now joining ranks with the northwestern part of the continent. According to the World Food Programme, […]

Helping Women In Darfur Become Self-Sufficient

Helping Women In Darfur Become Self-Sufficient

Women’s groups, collectives, and networks are the backbones of Africa. When women are empowered to work together they can demand more for their daily work and they are afforded more opportunities to thrive and create a better lifestyle for their children and families. One such project in Darfur is called SAFE, a community-led project for […]

World Food Programme Provides Food Vouchers in Abu Shouk Camp in Northern Darfur

World Food Programme Provides Food Vouchers in Abu Shouk Camp in Northern Darfur

In Northern Darfur an estimated 80,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) live in Abu- Shouk Camp in Al-Fashir, Sudan. Al-Fashir is the capital of Northern Sudan. While the stability of the region is still in flux (four UN peacekeepers were killed earlier this month in an ambush) surprisingly there is enough food in the marketplace where […]

How Many People Are Affected By the Sahel Food Crisis? Probably More Than You Think.

How Many People Are Affected By the Sahel Food Crisis? Probably More Than You Think.

This is a powerful graphic from Oxfam America because it clearly shows how quickly the food crisis in the Sahel is accelerating and affecting millions more people. One of the greatest problems right now in combating the Sahel food crisis is a lack of food aid funding. Oxfam is urging citizens to write a letter […]

Join the World Food Programme This Wednesday to Learn About the Sahel Hunger Crisis

Join the World Food Programme This Wednesday to Learn About the Sahel Hunger Crisis

On Wednesday, May 30 at 12:00 PM PDT/ 3:00 PM EST/ 8:00 PM GMT the World Food Programme will host a live event aimed at raising awareness about the Sahel crisis. As the “hunger” season in Niger approaches the World Food Programme is organizing an exclusive Google+ Hangout for aid professionals, Africa specialists, and journalists. […]

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