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The Hunger Project in the News
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
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.
Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project, talks about Live Below the Line and it's importance in raising awareness and ending hunger through organizations like The Hunger Project. Watch the full interview with Evans on Bloomberg News.
CEO and president of The Hunger Project, Åsa Skogström Feldt, explains, "Ending hunger is not an impossible task. There are three critical elements that we know get results: starting with women, mobilizing everyone and fostering effective partnerships with local government." Read the full article on devex.
Why does hunger persist in a world of plenty? In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting extreme poverty in half by 2010, why has it not yet cut hunger in half? Most people are surprised that it has virtually nothing to do with food supply, and far more to do with sexism, open defecation and weak local government. Read the full article on The Huffington Post.