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Escaping the Hunger Cycle 15.11.2011 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Pathways to resilience in the Sahel Author: Peter Gubbels, Groundswell International This report by the Sahel Working Group discusses the chronic food and nutrition crisis across countries in the Sahel. It looks at the promising changes since 2005, what still failed in the 2010 response, and contains strong recommendations on how to follow the 'pathways to resilience'. It guides decision makers to strengthen preparedness, early response and rural livelihoods; and emphasize policies on social protection, disaster risk reduction, malnutrition and food price volatility. The report is based on interviews with over 70 practitioners, researchers, representatives from donors, governments and the UN, as well as field visits in Niger and Chad, and relevant literature and reports. The Sahel Working Group (SWG) is an informal inter-agency network based in the UK, focusing mainly on Niger, Mali, Chad and Burkina Faso. It was formed to identify and implement solutions to the chronic ...
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As worries around food security for 2012 grow, new report shows learning lessons from the past is key to preventing next food crisis in the Sahel 15.11.2011 Press releases
The Sahel Working Group, a consortium of International NGOs, today launched a report evaluating the responses to the 2005 and 2010 food crises, concluding that the Sahel is “in a state of permanent crisis” requiring smarter and earlier investment in the region. The Sahel Working Group, a consortium of International NGOs, today launched a report evaluating the responses to the 2005 and 2010 food crises in the region, concluding that the Sahel is “i We can't wait until the next crisis hits the Sahel before learning the lessons of the past. Al Hassan Cissé Oxfam's Regional Food Security Advocacy Coordinator in West Africa Notes to Editors The Sahel Working Group gathers over 20 INGOs working in the West Africa region, and this report was specifically commissioned by CAFOD, Care, Concern, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Plan, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision. 300,000 children die each year in the Sahel – UNICEF figure Contact Information ...
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Women's struggle with hunger highlighted at URI 15.11.2011 Boston Globe: Rhode Island
Women's struggle with hunger highlighted at URI
Photos: Hunger and help move out to the suburbs 11.11.2011 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The number of people struggling to feed themselves and their families is on the rise in the Twin Cities suburbs, visits to food shelves there have jumped 89 percent since 2008, as the loss of jobs and homes in this economic downturn has left more people in trouble, including middle class families that never thought it would happen to them.
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Hunger and help move out to the suburbs 11.11.2011 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The number of people struggling to feed themselves and their families is on the rise in the Twin Cities suburbs, including the middle class and affluent communities of Minnetonka, Eagan and Lakeville.
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Nov. 10 Readers' letters 10.11.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Aid agencies forced to close programs if funds don't urgently arrive for Pakistan floods 9.11.2011 Press releases
Over nine million people who have been affected by severe flooding in Sindh province are at risk of disease and widespread malnutrition, while relief efforts reaching over five million people are under threat due to lack of funds. Risk of public health crisis and malnutrition rises for over nine million people Over nine million people who have been affected by severe flooding in Sindh province are at risk o If relief operations stop, it could lead to an unimaginable catastrophe. Neva Khan Oxfam’s Country Director in Pakistan Notes to Editors Photos can be downloaded from the following links: Oxfam aims to reach more than 3.9 million people over the duration of its response and is working in the eight worst affected districts of Sindh. Working with local partners Oxfam has already reached 1,360,747 people. It has provided 675,509 people with clean water supplies, sanitation facilities to 42,200 people, conducted hygiene promotion sessions with ...
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Nov. 9 Readers' letters 9.11.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Mississippi Leads U.S. In Reliance On Food Stamps 8.11.2011 NPR News
The state of Mississippi has the highest percentage of its population — 24 percent — on food stamps of any state in the country. The director of the SNAP program in Mississippi explains why.
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Census supplemental test: 49.1 million in poverty 8.11.2011 SFGate: Top Stories
Census supplemental test: 49.1 million in poverty
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Nov. 8 Readers' letters 8.11.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Defending the Commons and the Right to Land, Water and Food 8.11.2011 Grassroots International
Effective agrarian reform, according to the Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform (GCAR) includes “ a bundle of policies that ensure that agricultural land is distributed to landless peasants and smallholders swiftly and equitably.” Such redistribution is necessary to combat growing hunger and landlessness worldwide. In fact, nearly one billion people around the world are now suffering from hunger and malnutrition – about half of which live in smallholder farming households. This crisis of world hunger is set to deepen as livelihood resources such as land and water continue to be transferred from such groups to the financially powerful in ever larger areas and longer timeframes. read ...
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New Measure Shows Higher Poverty Rate In U.S. 8.11.2011 NPR: All Things Considered
The Census Bureau released a new experimental poverty measure Monday that takes into account benefits people receive, spending and geographic differences. Under the new measure, which won't replace the official one, more than 2 million additional people in the U.S. are described as poor.
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Defending the right to food 8.11.2011 Grassroots International
Effective agrarian reform, according to the Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform (GCAR) includes “ a bundle of policies that ensure that agricultural land is distributed to landless peasants and smallholders swiftly and equitably.” Such redistribution is necessary to combat growing hunger and landlessness worldwide. In fact, nearly one billion people around the world are now suffering from hunger and malnutrition – about half of which live in smallholder farming households. This crisis of world hunger is set to deepen as livelihood resources such as land and water continue to be transferred from such groups to the financially powerful in ever larger areas and longer timeframes. read ...
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NH gets federal bonus for expanding food stamps 7.11.2011 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
NH gets federal bonus for expanding food stamps
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In India, love tests world's longest hunger strike 7.11.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
Irom Sharmila's mother has a simple dream: sitting down to a meal with her daughter. I
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Kathy Jackson: Amid wealth, hunger is spreading through Silicon Valley 6.11.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
A troubling picture of the economic devastation in the wake of the Great Recession emerges from economic data for 2010 released by the U.
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A Food Security Expert On When 200,000 Tons Of Rice Went Missing 6.11.2011 NPR News
An economist's career was shaped by the food shortages of the 1970s. The rice crisis of 2008, and continuing high food prices around the world, brought him out of semi-retirement. Today, he's busier than ever.
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$4 from hunger 5.11.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By gina cornia, kathleen Hunt and naomi silverstone Published Nov 5, 2011 01:01AM MDT By Gina Cornia, KATHLEEN Hunt and Naomi Silverstone Staff of Mayor Ralph Becker and Rep. Rob Bishop have committed a week to it. So has University of Utah College of Social Work Dean Jannah Mather. All 75 students in the U’s Communication and Social Responsibility class will do it, too. For one week, Utahns who accept the Utah Food Stamp Challenge agree to live on a food stamp budget of $4 per day per person, $28 per week. Meeting basic food needs on this budget? Not simple. Yet, hundreds of... ...
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NH restores food stamps after power outages 5.11.2011 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
NH restores food stamps after power outages
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