Apr 9, 2013:
A teenager's mother walked eight hours with her daughter through extreme terrain every three weeks to get her the care she needed. The hospital staff matched that commitment by asking people around the world to help.
Jun 15, 2012:
"“As we approach 9 billion, resource scarcity will be a recurring theme and risk factor. These agendas—of food, land, water, timber, fisheries, energy, renewable and otherwise—these are actually the same agenda...."
May 24, 2012:
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen has prompted international aid groups to meet this week to discuss possible ways to aid the 500,000 displaced by violence and the five million who are severely food insecure.
Nov 14, 2011:
Education should be a rite of passage for children, but there are a number of nations that do not put as much emphasis on its importance, causing some people going through life without basic knowledge.
Nov 9, 2011:
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is slated to hold its presidential and parliamentary polls on November 28, making this just the second time since 1960 that this kind of vote has taken place.
Nov 9, 2011:
In an effort to create new methods of preparing for natural disasters, some Bangladesh residents, with the help of humanitarians, have built "disaster-resilient settlements," IRIN reports.
Nov 4, 2011:
Blind citizens of Sierra Leone not only need to overcome struggles of everyday life, but they must also fight back against those in the nation who believe their blindness is a cause of witchcraft, IRIN reports.
Oct 18, 2011:
A Gates Foundation grant will enable Mercy Corps to provide immediate relief for the drought-affected communities, bolster long-term economic recovery, and help communities become more resilient to drought in the future.
Oct 11, 2011:
Although it has been independent from Somalia since 1991, people from Northern Somaliland still have compassion for their neighbors in the south who have been suffering from droughts, IRIN reports.
Sep 30, 2011:
The number of female farmers in Bangladesh is on the rise, though they lack access to fertilizer, government assistance and other goods because the land is titled to their husbands, IRIN reports.
Sep 29, 2011:
According to a new report, children make up nearly 60 percent of the more than 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in southern Yemen, many of whom suffer from trauma or distress due to leaving their homes, IRIN reports.
Sep 23, 2011:
Ghana has made huge strides in reducing the amount of child laborers on cocoa plantations, due in part to a 10 year fight to get them out of the fields and into the classrooms, IRIN reports.
Sep 15, 2011:
Thousands of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in Swaziland won't be attending school this year as the government failed to settle outstanding education fees of $10.8 million, IRIN reports.
Aug 18, 2011:
The Hunger Site is taking a stand against the famine. For the last two weeks in August, your click on the red button at The Hunger Site will fund food for those in desperate need in the Horn of Africa.
Aug 12, 2011:
Victims of the earthquake that struck Pakistan in 2005 are still suffering and in need of aid, according to IRIN. Many were physically paralyzed during the catastrophe and are still recovering.
Aug 11, 2011:
Of Madagascar's 20 million people, one third don't have access to water for hygiene, while the rest share unsanitary toilet facilities, the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP), told IRIN.
Jul 25, 2011:
As over two years of drought has ravished the southern region of Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently made a heartfelt plea to international humanitarian organizations for help, IRIN reports.
Jul 21, 2011:
The drive for more government-aligned and defecting units of the military has continued to grow since protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh began in February. Many of those recruited have been adolescents, IRIN reports.
Jul 19, 2011:
As more residents in the Kurram region of Pakistan have had to flee their homes due to new military operations against militiants based in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, many are finding it harder to locate adequate shelter, according to IRIN.
Jul 19, 2011:
A recent decision by Papua New Guinea officials to step down as the principal recipient (PR) of money from the Global fund to help fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, will further improve its involvement, according to IRIN.
Jul 15, 2011:
Kenya announced today that it would open a new refugee camp in response to the massive influx of Somali refugees who are fleeing the drought and political turmoil in their home country, the UN News Centre reports.
Jun 30, 2011:
On July 9, Southern Sudan will become its own independent country. However, much of the nation is in turmoil as violence continues and humanitarian concerns are worsening, according to AllAfrica.com.
Jun 14, 2011:
A U.N. spokesperson recently reported on the dire humanitarian situation in Kadugli, Sudan, where violence continues and the northern government continues to fight against a potential splitting of the country into northern and southern components.
Jun 13, 2011:
Catherine Bragg, the UN's bureau for coordination of humanitarian affairs, has concluded her visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and expressed concern over the humanitarian workers currently working in the country.
Jun 5, 2011:
The EU commissioner for international cooperation, Kristalina Georgieva, has commended the Czech Republic for its work in providing humanitarian assistance, according to a new report from the Prague Monitor.
Jun 4, 2011:
The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has Japanese members working in Haiti alongside American and Belizean humanitarian workers, according to a new report from the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System.
Jun 2, 2011:
The Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo and declared a need for more humanitarian assistance.
May 24, 2011:
As fighting continues between the supporters of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and the rebels in the country, the United Nations is asking for a cease in fighting for a window of time big enough for humanitarian aid to enter the country.
May 24, 2011:
Despite its continued need for humanitarian assistance, Somalia is seeing a drop in aid of close to 41 percent between the years of 2008 and 2010, according to a new report from AfriqueJet.com.
Apr 22, 2011:
A barge full of humanitarian aid traveling to Haiti was lost near Cuba and an ongoing debate between the island nation and an American housing company has ensued concerning blame for the lost cargo.
Apr 21, 2011:
Libya's federal food subsidy program is failing and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is stepping in to deliver supplies via a humanitarian corridor in the western part of the country.
Mar 28, 2011:
A congressional proposal to decrease U.S. foreign aid, in an effort to cut spending, will likely harm global food security and fuel more political unrest throughout the Middle East and Africa, according to activists and government officials.
Mar 24, 2011:
Lester Russel Brown, the founder of the Earth Policy Institute, and author of the new book "World on the Edge" spoke recently with EurActiv.com in regards to food security, wheat and the new meaning of national security in the 21st century.
Mar 24, 2011:
Not only were boats and equipment destroyed during the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but the country's fishing industry is now in crisis due to radiation that leaked from damaged nuclear power plants, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Mar 16, 2011:
African and Australian researchers met in Nairobi to discuss ways to produce more and better maize for the African continent that depends on the vegetable as an essential food crop, according to a new report from Voice of America.
Mar 15, 2011:
Libya, a country dependent on cereal imports and currently in a political crisis, faces a serious food security concern, according to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization statement on Friday, March 11.
Mar 11, 2011:
As the country with the highest rate of rice consumption per person, Bangladesh is poised to find bio-fortification methods in order to insure food security for its 158.6 million people, according to IRIN News.
Mar 3, 2011:
Indiaâs Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, recently came forward to say that the government of the nation will be working to introduce a food security bill to help provide inexpensive grain to hundreds of millions of the countryâs poor people.
Mar 2, 2011:
The nation of Bangladesh was singled out by the NGO Action Against Hunger (ACF) report as a "success story" in its efforts to help children receive the proper amount of nutrition over the past 15 years.
Feb 23, 2011:
According to a member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament, the public distribution system (PDS) currently in place to provide food in the country is not working, reports The Hindu Business Line.
Feb 15, 2011:
On February 15, Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), issued a statement warning against climate instability, according to the New York Times.
Feb 1, 2011:
Following a visit to Yemen, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva, expressed her surprise at the âbeautiful nature and civilization in Yemen."
Jan 31, 2011:
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced on Monday that the state would be deploying troops to Haiti for the first time since an earthquake ravaged the country in January of last year.
Jan 26, 2011:
Angola has received a major financial boost from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims to eliminate polio from some of the world's poorest developing countries, according to IRINnews.org.
Jan 21, 2011:
The United Nations has reported that the amount of money it donated to humanitarian projects the West Bank and Gaza only reached 52% of the target mark last year, according to The Jerusalem Post.
Jan 12, 2011:
Aid workers are emphasizing the need for female Maoist ex-combatants in Nepal to achieve successful re-integration in their communities and are working to help them achieve financial independence.
Jan 6, 2011:
As the Ivory Coast's political gridlock continues to create tension throughout the country, United Nations aid organizations are experiencing an influx of activity as refugees seek food and shelter.
Dec 28, 2010:
Aid workers are experiencing an increasing number of displaced southerners after recent fighting broke out between north and south Sudan as the referendum on southern independence approaches.
Dec 20, 2010:
Humanitarian organizations are stocking up on emergency relief supplies in Sudan in anticipation of the January 9, 2011 referendum on southern independence and any possible conflict that could occur leading up to the event, reports Voice of America News.
Nov 29, 2010:
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gave a speech at U.N. headquarters to honor World Food Day while U.N. officials decried hunger as being an "unacceptable" outcome of disparities in the world.