Hunger in the News: Children, Native American poverty, and climate change

Hunger in the News

It’s time for the U.S. to lead on combating global malnutrition,” by Former Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), The Hill.  “One single public health crisis accounts for nearly half (45%) of all child deaths under age five.”

Political leadership can help alleviate childhood hunger,” by Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, The Tennessean.  “Given the state of our current political climate, it’s no surprise that the hunger and poverty issues facing our country are getting lost in our 24-hour news cycle. But there are 13.1 million children at risk of hunger in America and that should matter to all of us.”

Life on the Pine Ridge Native American reservation,” by Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera. “The US Census Bureau’s 2014 study found that more than 52 percent of residents in Oglala Lakota, the largest of Pine Ridge’s three counties, lived below the poverty line.”

Paris climate agreement comes into force…but there’s still work to be done,” by Anmar Frangoul, CNBC.  “For many, November 4th will go down as an important day in the battle to save the planet and we need to go back to 2015 to understand why.”

Opinion: It takes a community to keep a mother healthy,” by Cassie Chandler, Devex.  “Maria arrives at the indoor/outdoor community gymnasium in the early morning darkness to hushed voices and shuffling feet.”


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