Nearly half of all child deaths in Africa stem from hunger, study shows
It is time to improve nutrition and fast-track food security for all
One in three African children are stunted and hunger accounts for almost half of all child deaths across the continent, an Addis Ababa-based thinktank has warned.
In an urgent call for action, a study by the African Child Policy Forum said that nearly 60 million children in Africa do not have enough food despite the continent’s economic growth in recent years.
Malala Yousafzai's father on feminism, parenting and the fight for equality
The global pledge to eradicate hunger by 2030 – the Sustainable Development Goal number 2 – committed us all to take any setbacks as a catalyst to redouble efforts and try harder. For the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the international community’s promise to achieve SDG 2 is also our mandate.
Global Extreme Poverty
#MALALADAY - "I could see that I was treated differently from my sisters. I was different for my parents because I was a boy." Ziauddin Yousafzai describes his upbringing in 1970s Pakistan as "very patriarchal".
Actress Kimberly Williams Paisley on "Why I Work to Feed the World"
It is important to emphasize that the International Poverty Line is extremely low. Indeed, 'extreme poverty' is an adequate term for those living under this low threshold. Focusing on extreme poverty is important precisely because it captures those most in need.
Country Singer 'Big Kenny' Pleads with Congress, Advocates for Global Nutrition Funding
Whether we’re talking about feeding hungry families in Nashville, in other parts of America or in extremely poor communities around the globe, it’s hard to underestimate the value of giving just a little help to people who have a lot of determination. In fact, no matter where in the world an investment is made, we will see the benefits locally.
A New Recipe for Ending Hunger
Working with a faith-based coalition, Kenny Alphin of country duo Big & Rich met with six U.S. Senators this past week. They spoke on behalf of people worldwide facing extreme hunger. “I want to make a difference even in the smallest way. I’m only one person, but I can feel it working…”
How Can Political Leaders Engage Voters?
We have a crisis too large for any one church, nonprofit, or government agency to handle on its own, says food policy expert Jeremy Everett.
What the Bible Says About How to Treat Refugees
According to a new international poll, the United States is now seen as less likely to use its influence for good than it was 10 years ago. While presidential candidates have only begun to lay out their priorities for U.S. foreign policy, reaffirming positive American leadership in the world will be a crucial task for the next U.S. President.
Where a Miracle Substance Called Breast Milk Saves Lives
Immigration continues to be one of the most politically polarizing issues in America. The topic of immigration policy has been a staple of recent presidential debates, and has even divided some members of the Church. The issue of immigration reform is nuanced, and policies are often legislatively complex. But the wisdom of the Bible is both simple and timeless.
The World’s Malnourished Kids Don’t Need a $295 Burger
Painted on the side of a health post in this rural town in Guatemala’s western highlands is a simple message: Breast-feeding is a lifelong gift.
A Christian Response to Poverty Aims for Long-Term Restoration
Raúl is a happy preschooler, tumbling around among 4- and 5-year-olds, but something is off.
It’s not his behavior, for it’s the same as that of the other little kids. Rather, it’s his face. The baby fat is gone, and although he’s only 3 feet 5 inches tall, the height of an average 5-year-old, an older face seems grafted on.
RNS: Church World Service hosts Ration Challenge around World Refugee Day
On August 3, 2017, the Washington Post published an article stating that the majority of Christians (presumably self-professed) believe poverty is “the result of individual failings” or blame “lack of effort.”
Nigeria Among World's Hungriest Countries
The Rev. Trina Bose North and her friends are among more than 14,000 Americans participating in the Ration Challenge for the first time this year — many, this week around World Refugee Day (June 20).
Rewind + Relive SwitchPoint Conference 2019
Nearly two-thirds of those facing acute hunger are in just 8 countries, including Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Opinion: We must invest in global nutrition and end the need for foreign aid
Last month, our Founder, Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD spoke at the annual SwitchPoint conference in Saxapahaw, NC on “The Role of U.S. Faith Leaders in Advocacy for Global Health.”
VIDEO: Click here to view video of plenary.
How 'savings circles' empower women in rural Africa
What has happened in virtually an instant in the context of human history is truly astounding. In the past 25 years, our world has cut hunger, poverty, and malnutrition in half and lifted a billion people out of poverty.
Faith and Law: Blog
In a rural community in the small African country of Burundi, 16 women squeeze on to narrow wooden benches, arranged in a rugged circle under the shadow of banana trees. One woman’s toddler squirms in her lap. Another has tied her sleeping baby to her back with a wrap.
The malnutrition paradox: Lessons from China
On May 17, I had the unique opportunity to co-speak with the Canon Gideon Byamugisha on the role of faith leaders and global AIDS in Washington, DC at a Faith & Law Symposium.
Faith & Law is a nonprofit organization that hosts a monthly symposium for speakers to address contemporary political and cultural issues from a Christian worldview for congressional staff on the Hill.
Ending Physical and Spiritual Famine
Malnutrition has been linked to poverty and food insecurity. However, it is also a paradox leading to under-nutrition and recurring hunger and over-nutrition.
"I'm starving to death!" It's 11:30 a.m. on a typical work day. I'm leaning over the side of my cubicle to complain to a co-worker. It's been three hours since I've eaten breakfast, and I'm already anticipating lunch. I whine as if I'm powerless to stop my stomach from growling. But in reality, I have no idea what it feels like to actually "starve to death."