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India’s malnutrition rate is higher than North Korea and Myanmar, a new report on the Global Hunger Index shows. India ranks at 100 out of 119 ranked countries on the index, an extremely poor score. Over 20 percent of Indian children are too short for their height. India’s GHI stands at 31.4, which is considered a “serious” level.
In the aftermath of Typhoon Damrey, which hit south central Vietnam early in November, many people are at risk of malnutrition and food insecurity. Over 150,000 children under the age of 5 and 80,000 pregnant women are at risk of malnutrition and need care. Sanitation systems are also damaged, bringing the specter of disease on top of hunger. People have also resorted to drinking unclean water since normal water distribution was disrupted by the storm.
"Feeding the need: Expanding school lunch programs," by CBS News
Over 20,000 schools have expanded their free school lunch programs in an attempt to combat child hunger. Many schools have implemented programs to provide free food for all students to avoid singling out students from low-income families. Thirty million school children benefit from these sorts of programs, providing a key source of nutrition for kids who often do not know where their next meal is coming from.
"Millions of People May Die If Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Allow Aid to Enter Yemen Immediately," by Casey Quackenbush, Time
The United Nations World Food Project and two other UN agencies issued a dire warning this week, calling for Saudi Arabia to immediately end its blockade of Yemen and to allow food aid into the struggling nation. Seven million people rely entirely on food imports, which mainly come through one of the rebel held, blockaded ports. Twenty million people in Yemen suffer from acute food insecurity, including 11 million children. Millions could die if the blockade does not end, and the now diminishing cholera epidemic could flare up again.
The United Nations’ World Food Project has said undernourishment in Sub-Saharan Africa increased from 2015 to 2016, with 22 percent of the population undernourished in 2016 compared to 20 percent in 2015. This increase is primarily attributed to the effects of climate change and conflict in the region. The El Nino and other effects of climate change contributed to failed harvests across the region, exacerbating food insecurity and undernourishment.
Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.
Mass incarceration has far-reaching effects in the United States. It poses a significant barrier to ending U.S. hunger and poverty by 2030—a goal the United States adopted in 2015. But the connection is not always obvious.
The United States has long been a global leader in responding to humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance that includes nutritious food for pregnant women and young children is both a life-and-death matter for individuals and an economic imperative for countries.
Dear Members of Congress,
As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...
This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-African people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.
Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.
Bruce Puckett urged...
A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.
For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.
Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.
Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.
Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...
Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.