Jul 31, 2012:
"We strongly urge Congress to reject these cuts to SNAP. They should instead seek to protect and strengthen current food assistance programs as the Farm Bill process moves forward," said Feeding America Excecutive Director Vicki Escarra.
Apr 18, 2012:
Feeding America's CEO and president Vicki Escarra expressed her outrage at the House Agriculture Committee’s vote today to drastically cut spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Feb 29, 2012:
Unexpected chills in Afghanistan have led to the death of more than 150 people over the past month, and officials peg lack of proper clothing, shelter and food security as the main cause, IRIN reports.
Jan 11, 2012:
The harvest season recently ended in Myanmar and residents in the northern Kachin state have nothing to show for it as continued fighting between the government and the rebel Kachin Independence Army (KIA) left many too frightened to plant, IRIN reports.
Dec 28, 2011:
More than 45,000 civilians from Myanmar's northern Kachin State are still without homes, food security or access to medical aid, as fighting between the government and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rages on, IRIN reports.
Nov 28, 2011:
In an attempt to flee conflicts in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan, thousands of refugees traveled to nearby South Sudan, though there they have faced similar problems and fear that with winter setting in, they'll be left with nothing, IRIN reports.
Nov 17, 2011:
In an attempt to reduce food insecurity, the Burkina Faso government recently implemented a nationwide dry-season agricultural campaign to create new methods of farming despite droughts, IRIN reports.
Nov 8, 2011:
As fighting between the Yemen pro-government Republican Guard and rebel fighters has intensified since January, more Yemeni families have left their homes to flee the violence, IRIN reports.
Nov 1, 2011:
As political unrest continues in Yemen, more average families are finding it harder to access enough food, which could cause a substantial rise in malnutrition, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), IRIN reports.
Oct 27, 2011:
Residents in West Africa's Sahel region, home to nations like Chad, Niger and Sudan, have a tough year ahead of them, facing droughts, high food prices and continued malnutrition, IRIN reports.
Oct 19, 2011:
Social service programs in Swaziland that support orphans, seniors and the disabled may be cut, as years of corruption have caused world aid and humanitarian groups to reconsider their support in the country, IRIN reports.
Oct 14, 2011:
More than five months after a post-election civil conflict ended in Cote D'Ivoire, nearly half a million residents remain displaced for fear of violence igniting upon their return, IRIN reports.
Oct 11, 2011:
Although it has been independent from Somalia since 1991, people from Northern Somaliland still have compassion for their neighbors in the south who have been suffering from droughts, IRIN reports.
Oct 7, 2011:
Education programs at secondary schools that were once thriving in Kenya have now been halted. Many families can no longer afford to send their children to school as droughts rage on, IRIN reports.
Oct 3, 2011:
As more people arrive in South Sudan's Unity State after fleeing Sudan's southern Kordofan State due to fighting, a lack of food security and housing is leaving many vulnerable, IRIN reports.
Sep 27, 2011:
Food insecurity is set to plague newly independent South Sudan next year due in part to unpredictable rain seasons, border insecurity and high numbers of returnees who have been residing in the north, IRIN reports.
Sep 20, 2011:
Droughts in Madagascar have led to a 10 percent drop in rice production since last year, according to preliminary findings by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), IRIN reports.
Sep 12, 2011:
For those who fled their homes after violence ensued in the 2008 post-election in Kenya, a new concern is brewing as dirty flood water is rushing into their makeshift camps, IRIN reports.
Sep 8, 2011:
Conflicts between the Sudan People's Liberal Movement-North (SPLM-N) and the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) forced over 20,000 citizens in the Blue Nile State to flee their homes without food, water or security, IRIN reports.
Sep 6, 2011:
As displaced Somalis continue to take shelter in Kenya, new problems arise due to a shortage of natural resources and over-crowding. Somalis now outnumber locals in the town of Dadaab and the number is growing, IRIN reports.
Aug 23, 2011:
With resumed fighting between the Myanmar government and the rebel Kachin Independence Army after a 17-year cease fire, many are fleeing their homes, leaving humanitarian groups to worry about food security, IRIN reports.
Aug 22, 2011:
Flooding in Bangladesh has begun as monsoon season recently reached its peak. Thus far, over 800,000 people in the southern city of Satkhira have been affected, the District Relief and Rehabilitation Center told IRIN.
Aug 19, 2011:
The saying "neighbors helping neighbors" rings true in Kenya as farmers from the fertile Rift Valley Province share food with their drought-stricken neighbors in the East Pokot District, IRIN reports.
Aug 18, 2011:
The Hunger Site is taking a stand against the famine. For the last two weeks in August, your click on the red button at The Hunger Site will fund food for those in desperate need in the Horn of Africa.
Aug 16, 2011:
The northeastern region of Uganda is typically known for having food insecurity, malnutrition and a large number of impoverished citizens. However, things seem to be looking up, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) told IRIN.
Aug 10, 2011:
As droughts continue in the northern and western regions of Afghanistan, approximately 1.5 to 2 million more citizens will face food insecurity going into the fall, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) reported to IRIN
Aug 5, 2011:
Food insecurity in Pakistan has continued to rise over the last decade, and most recently it's presumed that 48.6 percent of Pakistan's 165 million people don't have enough food, IRIN reports.
Jul 29, 2011:
Conflicts between pastoralists in Turkana, Kenya, have become more heated as the droughts rage on, IRIN reports. Those who are fighting to sustain their livestock and their livelihoods are finding scarce resources.
Jul 28, 2011:
As refugees from Somalia and Kenya continue to pile into existing camps, one camp lies empty as the Kenyan government refuses to open it, despite a recent announcement that they would, IRIN reports.
Jul 25, 2011:
As over two years of drought has ravished the southern region of Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently made a heartfelt plea to international humanitarian organizations for help, IRIN reports.
Jul 21, 2011:
Borena, Ethiopia has seen an overwhelming number of droughts in recent months with no end in sight. As the village elders are predicting more lack of rain in October, many are growing worried and contemplating where to go from here, according to IRIN.
Jul 19, 2011:
As more residents in the Kurram region of Pakistan have had to flee their homes due to new military operations against militiants based in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, many are finding it harder to locate adequate shelter, according to IRIN.
May 16, 2011:
In the context of global population increases and growing concerns for prices and lack of food security, a new study from the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology finds that one third of the world's food products are wasted.
May 16, 2011:
As the U.S. recently celebrated Earth Day, countries around the world were feeling the effects of climate change on such factors as temperature, precipitation, crop disease and pests, according to AllAfrica.com.
May 13, 2011:
Kenya is facing disproportionate growth in its food and non-food sectors, with much indecision in the area of agriculture, which is stunting its efforts towards a national state of food security, according to the Daily Nation.
May 12, 2011:
Global food prices have been going up and more developed countries are looking to places like Ethiopia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sudan and Argentina for farmland where it is less expensive to grow food.
May 10, 2011:
In South Sudan, land mines are still a problem, according to AllAfrica.com. For officials and residents, the issue of food security is one that cannot be achieved without first the elimination of land mines.
May 5, 2011:
Four research groups at Purdue University will share $120,000 in grant money with one focus in mind: researching issues concerning food security, according to a recent report from JC Online.com.
Mar 29, 2011:
The Ford Foundation has granted $250,000 to the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), in support of a project on "Land, Gender, and Food Security," according to the Nebraska State Paper.
Mar 28, 2011:
Craig F. Binetti, President of DuPont Nutrition and Health, addressed food security needs and the requirements for new science and technology at the 2011 Gulfood Exhibition and Conference in Dubai.
Mar 28, 2011:
A congressional proposal to decrease U.S. foreign aid, in an effort to cut spending, will likely harm global food security and fuel more political unrest throughout the Middle East and Africa, according to activists and government officials.
Mar 24, 2011:
Lester Russel Brown, the founder of the Earth Policy Institute, and author of the new book "World on the Edge" spoke recently with EurActiv.com in regards to food security, wheat and the new meaning of national security in the 21st century.
Mar 24, 2011:
Not only were boats and equipment destroyed during the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but the country's fishing industry is now in crisis due to radiation that leaked from damaged nuclear power plants, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Mar 16, 2011:
African and Australian researchers met in Nairobi to discuss ways to produce more and better maize for the African continent that depends on the vegetable as an essential food crop, according to a new report from Voice of America.
Mar 15, 2011:
Libya, a country dependent on cereal imports and currently in a political crisis, faces a serious food security concern, according to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization statement on Friday, March 11.
Mar 11, 2011:
As the country with the highest rate of rice consumption per person, Bangladesh is poised to find bio-fortification methods in order to insure food security for its 158.6 million people, according to IRIN News.
Mar 9, 2011:
Whether one calls it agro-ecology, sustainable farming or organic farming, a move away from industrial agriculture towards environmentally and socially conscious farming is necessary to ensure food security.
Mar 4, 2011:
A U.S. Department of State report called "Food Prices Crisis of 2007-2008: Lessons Learned" was released on March 3, 2011, listing factors that either helped or harmed global food security.
Mar 3, 2011:
Indiaâs Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, recently came forward to say that the government of the nation will be working to introduce a food security bill to help provide inexpensive grain to hundreds of millions of the countryâs poor people.
Mar 2, 2011:
The nation of Bangladesh was singled out by the NGO Action Against Hunger (ACF) report as a "success story" in its efforts to help children receive the proper amount of nutrition over the past 15 years.
Feb 23, 2011:
According to a member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament, the public distribution system (PDS) currently in place to provide food in the country is not working, reports The Hindu Business Line.
Feb 21, 2011:
Business leaders in Dubai are asking the country's Chamber of Commerce to consider sowing farms in foreign countries in order to produce commodities such as rice, wheat and milk, according to The National.
Feb 18, 2011:
Egypt and Tunisia's political unrest is spreading to Yemen and Bahrain, while rising food prices and food security concerns continue to be stressed as underlying driving forces, according to a new report by CNN.
Feb 15, 2011:
On February 15, Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), issued a statement warning against climate instability, according to the New York Times.
Feb 15, 2011:
Recently, discussion of food security centering on better communication between the sectors of nutrition, agriculture and health took place at the International Conference on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health.
Jan 31, 2011:
Rwandan President Paul Kagame spoke at a World Food Programme (WFP) event held at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, expressing optimism that Africa has the resources it needs to address its issues with food security.
Jan 27, 2011:
A network of researchers, farmers and citizens known as the Nigerian Organic Agriculture Network (NOAN) has begun a national initiative in Nigeria to shift their economy toward organic food production.
Jan 26, 2011:
According to the Nomura Food Vulnerability Index (NFVI), Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India and China will face the greatest food security challenges in the next century, according to TheNews.com.pk.
Jan 24, 2011:
Despite the hike in food prices resulting from the Ivory Coast's political stalemate, research is underway to meet the country's food production needs by employing hydroponic, or non-soil, farming techniques.
Jan 17, 2011:
Tunisians expressed concern over the growing shortages of basic food commodities as the nation struggles to restore order following the revolt against former autocratic president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Jan 17, 2011:
Josette Sheeran, executive director of the United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP), is planning a visit to Israel, Jordan and the West Bank to monitor the the performance of existing food aid programs for the occupied Palestinian territories.
Jan 14, 2011:
Ongoing protests in Tunisia over high unemployment rates, rights abuses and poor living conditions have led President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to fire the current government and declare a state of emergency for the country.
Jan 13, 2011:
The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that South Sudan may face a cereal shortage amounting to 340,000 tons this year due to the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees who have returned from the north.
Jan 10, 2011:
Riots broke out in the Tunisian cities of Thala and Kasserine during the weekend over high unemployment rates and unsatisfactory living conditions, resulting in at least 19 deaths among the protesting factions and 30 police injuries.
Jan 10, 2011:
The Right of Food Campaign issued new criticism of India's Central government after it changed the rice and wheat issue prices in the Public Distribution System's Above Poverty Line category, The Hindu reports.
Jan 7, 2011:
Despite rising food costs, people in Kenya have not yet resorted to the protests that flared up during the 2007-2008 food crisis, buoying optimism among citizens as well as the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Dec 30, 2010:
The ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti is making many rice farmers hesitant to work in the potentially contaminated paddy fields, which could in turn result in a low yield on this year's rice harvest.
Dec 29, 2010:
The World Food Programme (WFP) has issued an updated assessment of Sri Lanka's current food security status after finding that most households are spending the majority of their incomes on food.
Dec 22, 2010:
Kenyans have driven up their food security levels by forgoing their usual staples, such as maize and wheat, which have become more difficult to obtain in light of rising prices and environmental damage.
Dec 2, 2010:
The United Nations appealed for $415 million in food aid on Thursday to aid the 1.7 million Zimbabweans who suffer serious chronic malnutrition, down from last year's appeal for $478 million for 2.17 million hungry people.
Dec 1, 2010:
The House is set to vote today on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, a bill which would allow more kids to be eligible for school lunch programs with better nutrition standards and more locally-sourced ingredients.
Nov 24, 2010:
Though there are more New Yorkers who are suffering from food insecurity this year, Joel Berg of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger says that federal funding has helped keep a bad situation from turning much worse.
Nov 24, 2010:
Bread for the World president and winner of the World Food Prize David Beckmann recently commended Feed the Future, a new U.S. anti-hunger program that aims to improve food production among 20 developing nations.