From: Population is linked to hunger – but not the way many people believe. We tend to grow up thinking that the problem of hunger is caused by overpopulation – too many people and not enough food. Some people even believe that deaths due to hunger actually help slow population growth. In fact, the […]

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The European Commission has allocated an extra €10 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable children in Niger. The aim is to reduce child malnutrition and mortality. Since the beginning of this year, more than 150,000 children in Niger have been admitted to nutritional centres, many of which are supported by the Commission’s aid. The aid […]

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From: – Development Through Enterprise In this Sunday’s Business section of the New York Times, Daniel Gross from Slate Magazine writes about the latest trend in international development: the $2 a day job. He begins his article discussing A to Z Manufacturing, a mosquito bed-netting business from Tanzania that pays its 2,000 female employees […]

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From: Going hungry isn’t fun. It doesn’t feel good to the body or to the soul either. But it happens. It can happen to anyone. It has happened to me more than once. More than I’d like to admit, but, I think that people should know that no matter who you are, there’s always […]

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17 July 2006

HUNGER FACTS Scope of the problem An estimated 852 million people in the developing world currently do not consume enough calories to sustain healthy bodies. What is hunger? Hunger is when people do not get enough food to provide the nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water) for active and healthy lives. Malnutrition results […]

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By Hassan Masum. “For all of us, there comes a time on any given day, week, and month, every year and in different degrees over our lifetimes, when we choose to act in some way that is oriented toward fulfilling our social and psychological needs, not our market-exchangeable needs. It is that part of our […]

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Children suffering from Poverty