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World Food Day marked with 300 events across the US

WASHINGTON - International relief and development organization Oxfam America is marking World Food Day with more than 300 events across the United States aiming to bring the inequalities of the global

Long-term approach to end Horn of Africa food shortages urged

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a long-term approach by national authorities and the international donor community to tackle the root causes of recurring drought-related food shortages

UN: Horn of Africa food crisis remains dire

The United Nations agricultural agency today called for greater efforts bring the food crisis in the Horn of Africa under control, saying that famine conditions had spread to a sixth area in Somalia,

UN: High food prices exacerbate crisis in Horn of Africa

The prices of grain and milk in the drought-hit Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have risen to record highs, exacerbating hardship for the estimated 12.4 million people in the region who are faci

UNICEF: Survival of millions of children in Horn of Africa at...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that two million children are malnourished as a result of the drought in the Horn of Africa, and half a million could soon die or suffer long

UN: Over 1 billion tons of food lost or wasted every...

About a third of all the food produced for human consumption each year – or roughly 1.3 billion tons – is lost or wasted, according to a new study commissioned by the United Nations Food and Agric

2010 Global Hunger Index released today

NEW YORK - Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger, and can cause lifelong damage to mental and physical development, productivity

UN: Food crisis not over

A United Nations top official has said that despite falling food prices worldwide, the global food crisis has not ended, the top United Nations human rights official cautioned today, emphasizing the n

Global starvation ignored by American policy elites

A new report (9/2/08) from The World Bank admits that in 2005 three billion one hundred and forty million people live on less that $2.50 a day and about 44 percent of these people survive on less than