World Food Program

UN hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads

GENEVA: The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorised four U.S.-funded cranes to operate at Hodeidah port until Friday, United Nations aid agencies …

Stave

Inside the Rohingya refugee camps, traumatised exiles ask why the world won’t call the humanitarian crisis ‘genocide’ | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

From his tent in the illegal shanty town carved out of a Bangladeshi forest, 25-year-old Abdul watched as men, women and children limped into the …

Asia

4 ways to teach empathy in the classroom

In our fast-paced, digital world, it can often feel like our students are more disconnected from one another than ever before. Four TED-Ed Innovative …

Google Hangout

News24.com | Land grabs: South Africa's future plight

In a decade or two, will we be seeing thousands of South African refugees, sitting on the streets in the cities of Zimbabwe, looking for something, …

Africa

Maduro may allow food aid in Venezuela in exchange for legitimacy

Facing an explosive crisis, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is considering allowing international food donations to enter his country, but wants …

Venezuela

UN agencies call for funds to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in Rwanda

11 January 2018 – United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash …

Refugees

Affordable Food at The Wharf is No Longer an Oxymoron Thanks to Falafel Inc.

The falafel shop will be going into a two-tenant pavilion positioned not far from where the water taxis tote passengers back and forth to Georgetown …

Washington D.C.

“If the war doesn’t kill us, the food prices will”

Three-year-old Walid sits on a hospital bed, his bones and veins visible through his skin, tugging at the intravenous drip that is keeping him …

Middle East

Consecutive droughts spell disaster and hunger for Kenya in 2018

Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans in need of food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute …

Africa

The U.N.'s Terrible Dilemma: Who Gets To Eat?

The U.N. is facing a terrible dilemma.<p>"Basically, when we haven't got enough money, we have to decide who's not going to get food," says Peter Smerdon, a spokesman for the U.N.'s World Food Programme in East Africa.<p>And even though their budget is at a record high, it's not enough to keep up with …

News

It's a new year. But the outlook on some of the world's biggest problems is as dismal as ever

Thousands of people killed or on the run from war. Governments overwhelmed by the pressing needs of ballooning populations. Cities devastated by natural disasters.<p>When it comes to the world’s biggest problems, the outlook for 2018 isn’t any better than recent history. Unfortunately, here’s some of …

Geography

Who actually funds the UN and other multilaterals?

When the United Nations recently announced a $286 million budget cut, a number of eye-catching headlines generated confusion as to why this occurred. …

Philanthropy

Donors lose appetite for North Korean food aid

After a year of nuclear threats, fiery brinksmanship, and retaliatory sanctions, the global aid sector is at a crossroads with North Korea.<p>There’s a …

Poverty could push Lebanon's Syrian refugee children to marry and work

Struggling to survive, more than three quarters of the refugees in Lebanon now live on less than $4 per day, according to the survey which was based …

Refugees

The struggle to survive South Sudan’s hunger season

Abuk Moukiir stands barefoot in a dry field, harvesting a few remaining peanuts with her bare, thorn-cut hands.<p>With South Sudan’s harvest season …

Africa

Zimbabwe: Fish Project Changes Lives

Makurumidze fish project in Zimuto near Masvingo has transformed the lives of its 35 members who are now generating money to sustain their …

Food Security

South Carolina's GOP, trade and military presence has produced key players in Trump administration

An ex-South Carolina municipal judge from Springdale has risen through the ranks of congressional foreign policy panels.<p>An Air Force officer from …

South Carolina

What a Start-Up Learned Teaching Coding in Refugee Camps in Africa

While visiting Europe in 2015, Omron Blauo, the son of a Libyan refugee living in the U.S., was struck by the attention that boats arriving from …

Refugees

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Bitcoin

Nigeria Rescues Another Student From 2014 Chibok Kidnapping

DAKAR, Senegal — The Nigerian military said on Thursday that it had rescued one of the students kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in 2014 from a school in the village of Chibok. Nearly 300 girls were taken as they prepared for exams, an episode that aroused global outrage.<p>The student, Salomi Pogu, …

Nigeria

Albertan born on a grain farm to rethink how World Food Programme's humanitarian aid is delivered

Claresholm's Robert Opp first-ever director of the world's largest aid organization's innovation division<p>Growing up on a grain farm in southern …

Innovation

Goodwill seeks $7M for Iowa vegetable oil packaging plant

Goodwill of the Heartland plans to raise $7.6 million to open a vegetable oil packaging plant in eastern Iowa and employ dozens of people with …

Business

Differing local views of the president’s embassy announcement

+1<p>On Dec. 27, Israel’s transportation minister Yisrael Katz unveiled plans to name a train station “Trump Station” at the Western Wall, the Jewish …

Israel

18 Blockchain Predictions for 2018

<b>1.Bitcoin is the generation 0 of blockchain technology… the opening act… the gateway drug … the first inning … MySpace.</b><p>We must thank her for her …

Bitcoin

7 ways the Internet of Things can help end world hunger

World hunger has existed for centuries. It persists, despite the elimination of apparent catalysts such as food production challenges. The phrase …

Internet of Things

Why mobiles could be key to solving humanitarian crises

As the months of 2017 went by it became clear that the scale of humanitarian disasters was outpacing the international community’s ability to …

Humanitarianism

A widening budget gap is forcing the U.N. to slash food aid to refugees

MELKADIDA REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia — Eight years ago, Khadija Abdi fled the fighting and chaos in Somalia that killed her father and brother and made it across the border to a refugee camp in southern Ethiopia. Life isn’t so bad here, she says. Tents have gradually been replaced by huts. She is safe, …

News

Apache Attack Chopper Goes Nuts On Troops, Vehicles, And Equipment

<i>first published on December 31, 2017 by Will</i><p><b>The following video shows various clips of a Saudi AH-64 Apache attack helicopter wreaking havoc on</b> …

Middle East

UN agencies say Yemen crisis has become worst in the world

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has devolved into a "deepening catastrophe" with most of the country's population in desperate need of humanitarian …

Middle East

The 10 most popular IRIN stories of 2017

While Brexit and a certain Donald J. Trump featured high on our round-up of most-read articles last year, the list for 2017 is a little more …

Robert DeNiro