Health

What is a Veronica Bucket?

Diarrhea, infection and the common cold are abundant all over the world and relatively simple issues to address. But imagine confronting these health concerns without ready access to hand-washing. Running water, soap and a clean towel are difficult to come by in many...

Infographic: How Does Lack of Water Affect Women & Children?

This interactive infographic from GOOD addresses one of the greatest challenges in the developing world: access to clean water. Did you know?: In parts of Africa, it takes up to eight hours each day to find water. One in five children dies from diarrhea — a...

Palliative Care: A Missing Element in African Healthcare

Palliative care is the practice of relieving painful symptoms of chronic or deadly diseases without curing the underlying cause, typically awarded as an end-of-life treatment to limit patient suffering. In the United States, more than 55 percent of hospitals offer...

UN Framework for Scaling Up Nutrition

As food prices increase worldwide, developing nations struggle to battle the growing hunger crisis. In the heart of the crisis, the Horn of Africa, over 13 million mothers, fathers, children and grandparents are fighting to survive. Their struggle for food can...

Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2011

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 19 August 2011 There is never a year without humanitarian crises. And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope. From...

Welcome to The Hunger Project Blog!

As a non-profit committed to the sustainable end of hunger, we like to stay up-to-date on the conversations going on in the world of international development. From the latest UN Reports to new government policies, we’re a part of the action and we want to do our best...

The Importance of Scaling-up HIV/AIDS Awareness

As the recent UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS brings renewed attention to the fight against the disease, questions are raised on how to move “towards zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths through universal access to HIV...

Focusing on Nutrition in Mozambique

Margaux Yost, Africa Programs Associate at The Hunger Project Global Office, recently traveled to Mozambique and Benin to observe our Health and Nutrition programs. Over a series of two blog posts, Margaux explores two key aspects of successful development: program...

State of the World’s Children: ‘Every Child Counts’

Last week, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) released The State of the World’s Children, a guide that presents the most recent key statistics on survival, development and protection of the world’s 2.2 billion children. The report, ‘Every Child Counts’ aimed to...

Get Out the Give on #GivingTuesday!

The retail sector has benefited for years from coordinating national shopping days around the holidays. Everyone knows “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” But this year, for the second year in a row, something unique will take place on December 3, 2013: #GivingTuesday....

Listen to Exec VP John Coonrod: Empowering Women at Every Level

Our Executive Vice President, John Coonrod, was a guest on the weekly radio show Green Hour. He explains why The Hunger Project's women-led strategy to reducing hunger and poverty is crucial to reaching the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and points to Malawi...

10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here are 10 facts that go some way to explaining why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world...

The 2013 Human Development Report: The Rise of the Global South

The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was released on March 14 in Mexico by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. This year's report...