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  • WFP delivers food aid in Libya
    Libya: a forgotten hunger crisis
    As Libya has descended into conflict and chaos, hunger has escalated. The UN reports that fighting and displacement has seriously disrupted agriculture.This year's normal weather conditions would have led to a favorable crop in peacetime. But...
  • Refugee Camp in Kenya
    Food rations reduced for refugees in Kenya
    On World Refugee Day, displaced persons in Kenya are having their food rations reduced because of low funding. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says that refugees from the wars in Somalia and South Sudan will receive 30 percent less food.The...
  • Alleviate their pain and Dine Away Hunger
    Alleviate their pain and Dine Away Hunger
    Many children love when school is about to end; looking forward to summer vacation’s beginning. Some children do not because that means that they will go hungry; when they are in school, they at least get breakfast and lunch provided to them...
  • Of Monsters and Men
    Of Monsters and Men release new song, North American Tour dates
    Of Monsters and Men announced this morning via Facebook that they will be embarking on a North American tour starting this August. The tour will be in support of the much-anticipated new full-length album Beneath The Skin, which will hit the...
  • Syrians need food aid
    Tears tell story of Syria's war victims
    Nahed, a Syrian mother, once had a good life. She was a school teacher in Rural Damascus. It was a middle-class living that could provide for her family. But all that changed when the civil war came to her country.The fighting between the...
  • Humanitarian needs fast increasing in Nepal after earthquake
    Nepal earthquake: UN says hunger is escalating
    Hunger is escalating in Nepal following the massive earthquake which struck on Saturday. The United Nations, in a report released Wednesday, says more than 3.5 million people will need food assistance.The earthquake has claimed over 5,000 lives....
  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
    Gwyneth Paltrow plans to live on $29 in food stamps for a week
    Gwyneth Paltrow is clearly keenly aware of the depth of poverty and hunger which tens of millions of Americans and other people worldwide are unjustly afflicted with. She has decided to make a powerful statement about this enormous suffering among...
  • The Near East Relief Foundation
    Charity continues life-saving tradition
    In my History New Network feature on the Syrian crisis, I wrote about the Near East Relief Charity of the World War I era. Their original name was the The American Committee for Syrian and Armenian Relief.They got started in 1915 in response to...
  • WFP brings aid to flood victims in MalawiWW
    Helicopters bring food to flood victims
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) continues to rush aid to flood victims in Malawi. Heavy rains last month wiped away homes and left over 120,000 displaced in the African nation.People have drowned and some have been killed by crocodiles. Malawi...
  • Mayo Clinic ties aggression chemically to hunger
    Mayo Clinic ties aggression chemically to hunger
    Aggressive behavior toward other people has become a growing concern based on media coverage of police shootings and sport star’s behavior. Stephen Brimijoin from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Ottawa, Canada and colleagues from...
  • Jesus the Homeless
    Jesus the Homeless
    There are many paintings, monuments and sculptures depicting the artist's interpretation of what Jesus Christ really looked like. Some are similar to one another, but there are not two that are exactly the same.Most are in agreement that we...
  • homelessness in Philadelphia
    Homelessness still hits home
    The fight on homelessness has been an ongoing battle in our country since the 1970’s when the term “Not in my backyard” came to be. The mentally of the NIMBY did nothing to improve those who were suffering from lack of housing....
  • Lauren Hill raises money for cancer research
    Update on two heroes against cancer and hunger
    There is some inspirational news to share as we close out 2014. During Thanksgiving week, I wrote about Lauren Hill and Natalia Marsh-Welton, two heroes who battled brain cancer this year.These two young people made a huge impact fighting hunger...
  • homeless and free lunches
    The Hungry Box a restaurant helping the city's poor
    This is the time of year when people have joy in their hearts and give a little extra to the poor and homeless. Montreal is no exception. Feeding the poor is a major women's issue of the day. It is an ongoing battle which a certain Montreal...
  • Papa Joe Bradford
    A Worthy New Year's Resolution
    New Year's Resolutions. I have rarely taken that route. It always seemed to be more of a joke than anything else and most seem to break their resolutions within the first few weeks of the new year. In fact, according to StaticBrain.com, only 8...
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