Hunger in the News: Tax credits, child nutrition, and government shutdown threat

Hunger in the News

UNH study: Tax credit keeping children out of poverty,” Fosters. “Absent the federal Earned Income Tax credit (EITC) two percent more of the population would be poor, according to new research out of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.”

Syria refugee fight emerges as government shutdown threat,” by Peter Schroeder and Tim Devaney, The Hill.  “The fight over blocking refugees from Syria and Iraq has emerged as one of the biggest hurdles to Congress completing work on a year-long spending bill and preventing a government shutdown.”

Children join push for child nutrition reauthorization,” WRDW-TV News 12. “While the original Sept. 30th deadline has come and gone, members of Congress are currently working to reauthorize the bill before the new December 11th budget deadline.”

UN: 600M More People Face Risk of Hunger Due to Climate Change,” teleSUR. “As many as 600 million more people in communities around the globe risk facing a decrease in food security and an increase in hunger as climate change worsens, according to the United Nations.”

Looking beyond food aid to tackle malnutrition in Sudan,” by Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex. “The road to nutrition isn’t straightforward, and there are many interconnected factors aside from food supply that must be addressed — including linking livelihood opportunities and engaging community members in wider understanding of nutrition interventions, as well as garnering donor support for long-term projects.”


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