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“To End Poverty, We Must Empower Rural Women,” by Hailey Tucker, Food Tank. “Atop a hillside, in the remote village of Gitega, Rwanda, 27-year-old mother of two Jeanette Uwimanimpaye wakes up at 5am to begin her day.”
“World Food Day Focuses on Rural Poverty, Migrants,” by Joe DeCapua, Voice of America. “October 16, is World Food Day. It marks the founding of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization 70 years ago, following World War II. The day is observed every year to raise awareness about ongoing hunger and poverty.”
“Less poverty in Africa but numbers remain stubbornly high,” by By Emmanuel Vorgbe with Marie Wolfrom, Yahoo News! “Poverty has slightly eased in sub-Saharan Africa in the past 20 years but the population boom means the numbers living in extreme conditions remains stubbornly high, a World Bank study showed Friday.”
“Report: Hunger Levels Remain High in 52 Developing Countries,” by Voice of America. “A new report says that despite progress in reducing hunger worldwide, hunger levels in at least 52 developing countries remain "serious" or "alarming." It says nearly 800 million people around the world still go hungry.”
“World Food Day: Can we make hunger history?,” by Olivia Lowenberg, The Christian Science Monitor. “The United Nations is promoting a lofty goal this World Food Day: the elimination of global hunger by 2030.”
“World Food Prize recipient has worked with the poor for more than 40 years,” by Sue Stanton, National Catholic Reporter. “Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh is this year's recipient of the 2015 World Food Prize. He delivered his first address of World Food Prize week to a packed room Monday at Iowa State University as part of the annual Norman Borlaug lecture series.”
“Next President Should Support Plan to Reverse Mass Incarceration,” by Lauren-Brooke Eisen and Inimai Chettiar, The Huffington Post. “As Democratic presidential candidates debate policy views on Tuesday, we will likely hear much about how these progressive leaders differ from Republicans. Presidential campaigns, and debates in particular, are rarely times to promote bipartisanship. But there is an issue around which both Democrats and Republicans have recently coalesced: America has put too many people behind bars -- and it's time to do something about it.”
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“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.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.