Hunger in the News: Mass incarceration, Aleppo, and Asia-Pacific

Hunger in the News

Nutrition subcommittee members fight hunger for the holidays,” by Ellie Silverman, The Hill. “As families across the country prepared for Thanksgiving, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) kicked off the week with a 42-mile, two-day walk as part of the sixth annual “Monte’s March” in Massachusetts, which aims to raise awareness and money for those suffering from food insecurity.”

Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?” by Nurith Aizenman, NPR. “If you live in Kenya there’s a jingle you hear on television and radio a lot.”

One way Obama has quietly worked to reverse “tough on crime” policies,” by German Lopez, Vox. “President Barack Obama quietly made a little bit of history in 2016: He has officially used his clemency powers — to pardon and otherwise shorten people’s sentences — more than any other president since Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s.”

Aleppo’s terrified residents flee rebel districts, death and hunger,” by Lyce Doucet, The Guardian. “Two-year-old Yasser, his woolly hat pulled down to his eyes, stared, silent and unsmiling, in his pram. His 20-day-old sister, Sana, slept beside him, unaware that the entirety of her short life has been spent amid the worst fighting her neighbourhood in east Aleppo has ever seen.”

UN: Fight against hunger slowing in Asia-Pacific,” by Reed Alexander, CNN. “More than 490 million people in Asia go hungry.”

There’s a hunger problem on America’s college campuses,” by Katie Lobosco, CNN Money. “Montclair State University’s food pantry is tucked away down a maze of hallways in the student center. Like the hunger problem on campus itself, the pantry is not quite out in the open.”


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