Tag Archives: #hunger

08-15-2016Weather

First #Drought, now Flood in Africa’s Second Most Populous Nation

Rich in history and situated in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country and its second most populated. However, Ethiopia needs international support as the effects of…

04-12-2016LocustFAO

Yemen’s Dangerous New Invader

Conflict and hunger are current pestilence in today’s Yemen. Now, the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) has discovered Desert Locust infestations likely resulting from heavy rains last November…

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Despair but Some Hope for Animals Among the Ruins

War exacts a devastating toll for all living creatures — civilians, families, and  children — but also the animals. Be it the deserted family pet or the feral dog, cat,…

03-14-2016Mauritania

Mauritania #Hungers for Food Assistance

Food insecurity and the resulting suffering is a fact of life for 450,000 people in Mauritania. The World Food Program warns that funding deficiencies affect the most vulnerable families.  In…

02-19-2016HoneyBee

The Buzz on Free Labor for #FoodSecurity

Mother Nature and the FAO has a labor-free cure-all to help solve food security – bees.  Moving from flower to flower, these natural pollinators determine crop yields.  One out of…

01-20-2016HungerCAR

Missing One Hot Meal Won’t Kill Me!

As snow pummels the Northeast, temperatures plunge, and the threat and reality of coastal flooding in my area is a major concern, I’m rushing to cook a lot of food…

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#FoodPrices Drop but Reflect Weaker #GlobalEconomy for All

Food prices fell by almost 20% in 2015 according to the FAO Index (UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization) Index. This though may not be such great news as this reflects…

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#Refugees – Defying the Odds for Life

The decade of time is seamless. Those facing oppression, hunger, or threat to life and livelihood will defy the odds to provide  their families a better life, or just life….

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Food for Thought on #WorldFoodDay

The goal to eradicate hunger in our lifetime is too far away.  Try explaining lofty challenges and statistics to these Darfur refugees in eastern Chad whose food rations have been…

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#GlobalCitizen #Diplomacy Rocks!

The United Nations and its diplomacy is increasingly about engaging the global citizen. Fenced in diplomatic reserves remain at the UN HQ which is hosting the globe’s kings, presidents, prime…