Goats bring blessing to family facing drought

With his family’s goats trotting ahead, 9-year-old Nathan Choobwe walks briskly through a field of dead maize stalks in Moyo, Zambia. Although it’s only been a month since harvest time began in April, the stunted corn has been dried up for much longer, says Eunice Siamooya, Nathan’s mother.

Read More
Jennifer Dyer
Jesus' Last Words: "Feed" and "Give"

At the very outset of the New Testament, Jesus’ public teaching begins in earnest with the Sermon on the Mount, the lovely “Blessed are the poor in spirit…” (Matthew 5:3). But some twenty chapters later, after countless parables and maxims, healings and disputes, Jesus gathers his disciples for one more session, one last lesson before he turns toward the cross.

Read More
Jennifer Dyer
Health Experts Fight Ebola in Congo, and Each Other

In the urgent struggle to stop the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, doctors are rolling out powerful vaccines and lifesaving antiviral drugs, but the year-old outbreak, mired in violence among warring militias, is now caught between expert groups feuding over the best strategy to stamp out the disease.

Read More
Jennifer Dyer
One mother's action to prevent malnutrition

#NationalMalnutritionAwarenessWeek -

How a passionate mother in Sudan is learning to give her baby girl the best start in life.

For Sarah Mohammed, the journey to motherhood was not an easy one. The 34-year old from El Obeid, Sudan, spent six years desperately visiting doctors and taking test after test to unearth any potential cause delaying her pregnancy.

Read More
Jennifer Dyer
Almost Everywhere, Fewer Children Are Dying

But their chance of survival still depends on where they are born. Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a 5th birthday. By 2017, that number — about 1 in every 16 children — was nearly cut in half, even as the world’s population increased by more than a billion people.

Read More
Jennifer Dyer
Can Africa and India meet the SDG 2030 target of Zero Hunger?

Both Africa and India continue to have the highest percentage of under-five children who are undernourished. Africa and India share a rich history that dates back to the 17th century. Over the past few decades, the population of Africa and India has grown exponentially and currently accounts for 43 percent of the global population.

Read More
Jennifer Dyer
Good news about global poverty

In recent decades, there has been a widely acknowledged global trend of less and less extreme poverty. According to World Bank standards, 1.1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990.

Read More
Jennifer Dyer
Hunger Facts & Figures

The World Health Organization considers food and nutrition security a top priority and basic human right. Without adequate food and nutrition, children are unable to reach their full development potential both physically and mentally.

Read More
Katie Martin
Chosen Conference Blog

On Friday, Sept. 23, 2019 I had the opportunity to speak at the annual Chosen Conference at Seacoast Church. This conference draws some 2500 women from across the nation, and this year, they focused on “Victory.”

Read More
Jennifer Dyer
State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

This joint report is issued annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the World Health Organization. It presents the latest estimates on food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition at the global and regional levels. The 2019 edition continues to signal that significant challenges remain in the fight against food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms…

Read More
Katie Martin