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From famine to food basket: how Bangladesh became a model for reducing hunger

A recent UN report on global hunger highlights Bangladesh – a onetime food basket case – for having cut chronic hunger by more than half since 2000.


How an American With a Knack for Math Saved India From Famine

Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to …


The technology that could revolutionize the war on hunger - The Washington Post

Everyone remembered the ­e-mail. It landed last July on a Friday. At organizations like this one, which command more than 100 employees, notes announcing someone’s departure usually don’t create much of a stir. But this one did. It involved a young analyst named Michael Hollister. He said he was …


North Korea says it is suffering worst drought in a century, raising fears of food shortages

North Korea has said it is suffering its worst drought in a century, as concerns are raised over food shortages in the isolated state.The official …


How serious is North Korea's drought warning?

North Korea says it is facing its worst drought in a century, with its main rice-growing provinces badly affected. What effect will this have on an


South Sudan close to economic collapse as famine fears resurface

South Sudan is on the verge of economic collapse, sparking renewed fears of famine as continued fighting takes a heavy toll on people’s livelihoods, a top UN official has warned.

Toby Lanzer, the UN humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan, said there is a “very high probability” that soaring …

Child labour endemic around the globe

Lack of education and high rates of poverty drive persistent child labour around the world.

Launched by International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2002, the World Day Against Child Labour brings attention to a global issue that, according to the ILO, involves more than 120 million children between …

Child Labor

Five myths about child labour

An estimated 168 million children are involved in child labour, accounting for almost 11% of children globally. While this figure is a third lower than it was in 2000, campaigners say more still needs to be done to get children out of work and into school.

Patrick Quinn, child labour specialist with …

Child Labor

Work instead of school for India's child labor | Video | Reuters.com

The massacre of nine African Americans in Charleston is fueling a nationwide movement to eradicate symbols of the Confederacy from public spaces, retail stores, license plates and internet sites.

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Fans test new virtual reality devices and the big …


When going to school is too dangerous, kids are kept in child labor

(CNN) — "Be silent."

That's what teachers told a group of girls when they reported sexual violence in their schools. If they spoke out, they were told, they'd be asked to leave the school, word would spread, and they might be forced to leave their communities.

In this sugar-growing community in South …


India Legalizes Child Labor Amid Skyrocketing Rates, Activists Fight Back

Child labor is officially on the decline worldwide, but the issue is hardly abating in India.

Friday marks World Day Against Child Labor, and activists hope the awareness event will move supporters to take action in areas where kids are most vulnerable to getting exploited. Advocates are playing …


In Ethiopia, Fight Against Child Labor Continues

As countries observe World Day Against Child Labor on June 12, many children in developing countries below the age of 18 have to work to help their …

Child Labor

Diluting India's child labour law will trap families in cycle of poverty

The Indian government is making severe cuts to budgets that address discrimination and the welfare of the country’s most marginalised people. In a deeply flawed strategy, they are relaxing legislation on child labour as a means to alleviate poverty.

An amendment to India’s Child Labour Prohibition …

Rights Group: Ghana to End Child Labor in Mines

A rights group estimates that thousands of children are working in Ghana’s gold mines, violating international laws prohibiting child labor in hazardous industries as well as Ghana’s own Children’s Act, which prohibits those under 18 from working in mines.

But the insatiable global trade in the …

Child Labor

Nun Tirelessly Fights Human Trafficking

The UN's International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that forced labor generated annual profits of $150 billion in 2014. They also believe that …

Human Trafficking

3,000 children enslaved in Britain after being trafficked from Vietnam

Hien was 10 when he arrived in Britain. He did not know where he was or where he had been. He knew only that he was here to work. Since he emerged from the back of a lorry after crossing from Calais seven years ago, his experience has been one of exploitation and misery. He has been a domestic …


A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She …

Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking

As we take turns pushing her one-year-old brother in his stroller, my daughter asks me why people don't just stay away from bad people, then they won't be trafficked. I tell her that usually the story starts out with hope.

In fact, sometimes it starts off like a fairy tale and the person can't …

Human Trafficking

Drug Cartels: Where Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling Meet Today

The busy streets in the border state of Coahuila, Mexico are not what they used to be a few years ago. Once populated with orphan children, indigenous women, sad clowns, and teenagers who insist on washing car windows for five Pesos, Coahuila's most trafficked areas are now dominated by new actors …

Human Trafficking

Nepal earthquake: travel restrictions imposed to prevent child trafficking

Nepal’s government has announced that all children will need to be accompanied by their parents or a legal guardian when travelling to prevent the trafficking of those who lost their homes in the country’s earthquakes.

The ministry for women and children said the ban was aimed at protecting homeless …

Syrian conflict: Tots rescued from rubble following latest 'barrel bomb' raid

A rescuer gently cradles a baby who was miraculously pulled alive from rubble in war-ravaged Syria.

The tot, with other terrified children, was saved …


From Hunger to Climate Change: Transform Words into Action, Says Pope Francis

Transforming words into action to end hunger and malnutrition and to promote sustainable development was the central message of the traditional address by His Holiness Pope Francis to the nearly 200 delegations that attended the FAO Conference last week. This includes actions by all of us: …

Climate Change

ISIS faces battle in Iraq, Syria; children among those executed by terrorist group

Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the …

Middle East

ISIS kills more than 400 civilians mostly women and children in ancient city of Palmyra

The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants have killed at least 400 civilians, mostly women and children, in Syria's …

In Sierra Leone, Kid Survivors of Ebola are Dying of Hunger, Committing Suicide, Articles

They survived the fatal threat of the Ebola virus. But they seem to be succumbing to a greater threat: hunger. That is the plight of orphans who …

Sierra Leone

Most teachers believe number of children coming to school hungry has increased

Study commissioned by Kellogg’s finds food poverty rate among low-income households is as high as 11%

The number of children coming to school hungry …


When My Children Read This in 10 Years, I Hope the Hunger Crisis Is History

Congratulations to Huffington Post on its tenth anniversary! Last August, just before the birth of my daughter Summer, you invited me to share my story on a subject very close to my heart - ending world hunger. I'm so grateful for that opportunity and thank you to the many Huffington Post readers …


For Poor Kids, Weekend Hunger Hampers Weekday Learning

When children go hungry at school, they’re less able to learn. They also experience higher levels of anxiety, irritability, aggressiveness, and …

Send us your school photos and shine a light on child labor

(CNN) — Around the world, an estimated 120 million children are involved in child labor. Many of them don't get to go to school at all, while others have to juggle their education with full-time work.

But a good education can play a vital role in combating child labor. By giving children the skills …

Child Labor

The human trafficking situation in Europe is out of control

They hide inside suitcases. Under the bottom of cars. Or even

. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been paying thousands of dollars to cross the Mediterranean—for a trip that, they know, might end up in death. Yet, a thin chance at life somewhere else is better than the absence of a future at …

Human Trafficking