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The Hunger Project in the News
Lorena Vazquez Ordaz, Hunger Project-Mexico Country Director, is interviewed on indigenous rights in Mexico for International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on Aug. 9. She says "The government does not live the life of the indigenous people. Therefore, they do not know what is needed." Read the full story on Xinhua.
Chronic, persistent hunger is not due merely to lack of food; it occurs when people lack opportunity to earn enough income, to be educated and gain skills, to meet basic health needs and have a voice in the decisions that affect their community. For those in chronic hunger, hunger is a daily, sometimes life-long, reality. Read the full article on The Huffington Post
President of Malawi Peter Mutharika applauded The Hunger Project for adopting a holistic approach in empowering communities to manage hunger and poverty. He said, "You are not just giving our communities fish rather teaching them how to fish, and making them self reliant in the long term as well which is the most sustainable way of developing our countries. We need to wean ourselves from the spirit of dependency." Read the full article on All Africa.
Africa is leading the fight against hunger and poverty on the continent. This emerged at a high-level meeting co-hosted by The Hunger Project and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg yesterday. Read the full article on News24.
During a multi-stakeholder dialogue in co-hosted by The Hunger Project and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, leaders discussed progress made in ending world hunger and poverty. Leaders of multinational organisations, regional bodies, government, corporates, donor agencies, nongovernmental organisations, civil society and academia reviewed the current framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also identified specific gaps where new initiatives can be taken in an effort to end hunger. Read the full article on News24.