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A regular, non-comprehensive roundup of current news links on hunger and poverty issues from around the Web.
Addis Ababa development finance summit: all you need to know, by Mark Anderson and Clár Ní Chonghaile, The Guardian. “At the UN’s Third Financing for Development conference, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 13-16 July, world leaders will look for ways to pay for the ambitious and costly sustainable development goals (SDGs), which include ending poverty and achieving food security in every corner of the globe by 2030.”
CEP enhances existing school lunch and breakfast programs, by James Weill, The Hill. “Congress did the right thing when it enacted the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in 2010 to help alleviate hunger among our nation’s most vulnerable children.”
"Let's Not Be Afraid To Say It – We Need Change, We Want Change": To Poor and Powerful Alike, Pope's Watershed Call for "Justice,” by Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia. “Before a summit of social movements representing workers, the poor and marginalized, the Pope delivered one of the longest and strongest speeches of his 28 months as Bishop of Rome – a loaded call for social justice….”
Year-End Budget Fight Is Taking Shape, by Kristina Peterson, The Wall Street Journal. “The budget fight shaping up in Congress looks increasingly likely to simmer until a face-off at the end of the year forces a fiscal reckoning—or a fiscal wreck.”
Mali Refugees' Food Aid Cut: Doctors Warn Refugees At Heightened Risk Of Malnutrition by Michael Kaplan, The International Business Times. “Monthly food rations will be cut for almost 50,000 refugees from the West African nation of Mali because of financial shortfalls, humanitarian groups said this week.”
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.