Hunger in the News: Standing Rock, stunting, and soup kitchen

Hunger in the News

Federal Officials to Explore Different Route for Dakota Pipeline,” by Jack Healy, The New York Times. “Federal officials announced on Sunday that they would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a dammed section of the Missouri River that tribes say sits near sacred burial sites.”

High tuition, hungry students on U.S. college campuses,” by Bethany Bump, The Albany Times Union. “If there’s one thing Angela Warner has learned in her time running a food pantry in Albany’s Pine Hills neighborhood, it’s that you can’t put a label on the hungry.”

“’Unprecedented’ numbers face severe hunger in South Sudan: U.N.,” by Alex Whiting, Reuters. “Some 3.6 million people in South Sudan face severe food shortages – the highest levels ever experienced at harvest time – and the crisis is likely to worsen when food from the current harvest runs out next year, the World Food Programme (WFP) said.”

Stunting dwarfs much of economic gains,” by The Financial Express. “Bangladesh has made great strides in reducing poverty and child deaths. But even so, few countries on earth have more stunted children.”

At the soup kitchen this man runs, guests are served restaurant-style,” by David Conrads, The Christian Science Monitor. “Does this sound like a soup kitchen? At the entrance, Maggie Mae Brown is greeted by a host. Once she’s seated, a waiter takes her order – oven-baked chicken with steamed potatoes and iced tea. Her meal is brought to her table, and once she’s finished, the waiter clears her dishes.”

Mothers in Prison,” by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times. “The women’s wing of the jail here exhales sadness. The inmates, wearing identical orange uniforms, ache as they undergo withdrawal from drugs, as they eye one another suspiciously, and as they while away the days stripped of freedom, dignity, privacy and, most painful of all, their children.”

We need to reframe the debate about poverty,” by Mary O’Hara, The Guardian. “Donald Trump’s election threatens vulnerable people, but tackling poverty also relies on convincing society that poor people are not ‘shirkers’”

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