Hunger in the News: GOP and poverty, child hunger, and East Africa

Hunger in the News

GOP presidential hopefuls talk poverty at SC forum,” by Tim Smith, Greenville News. “The nation’s 50-year-old war on poverty has largely failed and needs to be replaced with new approaches that include tax reform, block grants to states, school choice and more drug treatment, GOP presidential candidates told hundreds gathered in Columbia for an anti-poverty forum.”

Fighting against hunger: Four highlights from a bipartisan commission,” by AEI. “It has been a quick start to the year for me as Monday saw the release of “Freedom from Hunger: An Achievable Goal for the United States of America.” I was a co-chair of the bipartisan commission established by Congress to look at the issue of hunger in America and propose solutions.  Our report is the result of 18 months of hard work by volunteers from diverse backgrounds, with perspectives ranging the entire political spectrum. The fact that we were even able to produce a report with unanimous backing is an accomplishment in itself.”

Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Summit: A Test of Republicans’ Sincerity On Poverty,” by Rebecca Vallas, The Huffington Post. “Paul Ryan has been no shrinking violet when it comes to talking about poverty.”

How To Help Kids In Poverty Adjust To The Stability Of School After Break,” Meg Anderson, NPR. “The first day back from winter break can be restless. Many children are still coming down from the excitement of the holidays. Two unstructured weeks away from school — with strange food, rituals and relatives — can be overwhelming for many children, especially when it grinds to a halt after the new year and normality resumes.”

People are starving in East Africa — again — as the world looks away,” by Robin Dixon, Los Angeles Times. “Humanitarian groups are growing increasingly concerned about two hunger emergencies unfolding in East Africa — one caused by drought, the other by war.”

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