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U.S. House Should Fully Support Global Food Security Act

The Hill: Fighting global hunger helps us here at home Chris Policinski, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes Inc. and a member of the board of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and General Charles Wald (Ret.), member of the National Security Advisory Council of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition “…Nearly…

60K Syrian Refugees On Jordanian Border Without Access To Food, Medicine, MSF Warns

New York Times: After Attack, Syrian Refugees Grapple With Food Shortage on Jordan’s Edge “…For a week, since a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing seven Jordanian security officials, the [Syrian] refugees, now numbering at least 60,000, have not had access to food or medicine, as they had in previous…

Opinion Piece, Editorial Discuss Syrian Health, Humanitarian Crisis

New York Times: In Syria, Starving Instead of Fasting Avi Asher-Schapiro, freelance journalist “…It’s hard to overstate the psychological and physical devastation food deprivation unleashes during Ramadan, a holiday organized around the ritual of fasting all day, and feasting with family all night. … After five years of civil war,…

Conflict In CAR Leaves Health Facilities, Agriculture In Disarray, Leading To High Child Malnutrition Rates

Thomson Reuters Foundation: FEATURE-Children face “staggeringly high” hunger in conflict-hit Central African Republic “…Across the Central African Republic, up to 60 children die every day due to malnutrition, according to aid organization Action Against Hunger (ACF), which runs [a local hospital nutrition] unit. Three years of conflict have damaged many…

World Food Prize Awarded To Researchers Who Developed Vitamin A-Enriched Sweet Potato

NPR: How The Humble Orange Sweet Potato Won Researchers The World Food Prize “…Those orange-fleshed sweet potatoes [for sale] along the road that day represented the triumph of a public health campaign to promote these varieties — which, unlike their white-fleshed counterparts, are rich in Vitamin A. Today, that campaign…

U.S., Partners Address Food Insecurity In Sierra Leone Resulting From Ebola Outbreak

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Ebola’s Second Punch: Hunger Michael Stulman, regional information officer for West and Central Africa at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), discusses the Ebola outbreak’s impact on food security in Sierra Leone and highlights U.S. efforts, including cash distributions, to address hunger and economic development (6/28).

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