Hunger in the News: Climate change, World Bank, and Feed the Future

November 9, 2015
Hunger in the News

Climate Change Could Drive More Than 100 Million Into Poverty by 2030, Report Says,” by Justin Worland, Time. “Climate change could drive more than 100 million people into poverty by 2030 largely due to difficulties producing crops, according to a new World Bank report.”

Should Washington bring back parole?” by Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times. “In Washington state, a fledgling movement is looking at bringing back parole to reduce the number of people behind bars. Liberals and conservatives nationwide are questioning “tough-on-crime” policies that have contributed to the world’s highest incarceration rate.”

Feed the Future announces progress in fight against global hunger and poverty,” by Reliefweb. “Today at an event on Capitol Hill, Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, announced that developing countries are making substantial progress against global hunger, poverty and malnutrition, thanks in part to U.S. Government support.”

Coates laments mass incarceration,” by Safiya Merchant, Battle Creek Enquirer. “Between 1963 and 1993, murder, robbery and aggravated assault rates significantly increased in the United States, best-selling author and respected journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates told a packed Kalamazoo auditorium Tuesday.”

World Bank chief tells Stanford audience that ending extreme poverty is possible,” by Beth Duff-Brown, Stanford University News. “Stanford students belong to the first generation that could witness the end of extreme global poverty – in what would be one of humankind's greatest achievements – the head of the World Bank said during an Oct. 29 talk on campus.”

Holy See: Reducing hunger means helping war-torn regions,” by Vatican Radio. “The Holy See Delegation to the United Nations on Monday pointed out progress made in reducing hunger around the world remains ‘uneven.’”

from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

    Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

For Advocacy