Hunger

My Soul Sings A Different Beat – By Fiona Anchal

Fiona Anchal, a businesswoman who returned from her journey to India with The Hunger Project and Business Chicks in February, reflects on her experience. Business Chicks is a professional network based in Australia that connects businesswomen through their online...

The Hunger Project and the Zero Hunger Challenge

The UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC) is a global declaration that “invites all nations to work for a future where everyone enjoys their right to food and all food systems are resilient.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched ZHC at the UN Conference on Sustainable...

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...

Mexico’s National Crusade Against Hunger

Over seven million Mexicans are living in extreme poverty. One in four is living with some degree of food insecurity, despite the decree that all Mexicans are Constitutionally entitled to nutritious, sufficient and high-quality food. Recognizing this, President...

Join our World Hunger Day Twitter Chat!

World Hunger Day was launched by The Hunger Project-UK in 2011 to inspire people around the world to join together in solidarity to support all of those working to end their own hunger and poverty and make the journey to self-reliance. This year, dozens of...

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...

Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty During 2012

This year saw a continuation and expansion of many of the positive trends in last year’s list: civil society consultation, gender mainstreaming, transparency, small farmer empowerment. And it saw new initiatives to fill gaps in achieving the MDGs. Yet we also...

UK Steps Up Development Conversations

Earlier this month, world leaders joined together at the London Summit on Family Planning – cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK Aid. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, opened the Summit, stating, “In a way, it is so simple –...

Ending World Hunger as a 4th Grader

At the beginning of the school year Ms. Smith’s 4th grade class (pictured) took an enormous leap – across the oceans, around the world and into the lives of millions of people working to end their own hunger in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. With bake sales and...

FAO’s 100 Facts You Should Know Before Rio

Rio+20 kicks off in less than two weeks, on June 20. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) wants you to be ready -- and paying attention. Don't miss these 100 crucial facts explaining the link between people, food and the environment....

World Hunger Day 2012: Raise Your Voice!

The Hunger Project partners and staff from around the world join together on May 28, 2012 to honor World Hunger Day. We are one voice in the mission to end hunger and poverty and we want YOU to join us! From Ghana to Mexico, New York to Sweden, and around the world,...

Celebrate World Hunger Day 2014!

Join The Hunger Project family in celebrating our fourth annual World Hunger Day on Wednesday, May 28, 2014! World Hunger Day, launched by The Hunger Project-UK in 2011, aims to inspire people all over the world to show their solidarity and support for the women, men...

Building Resilience through Local Capacity

Over the past week, hundreds of experts, policy makers and practitioners attended major conferences on resilience – the ability of people, communities, nations and the global system to predict, prevent and bounce back from shocks. A conference, in Montpellier,...

Gaining Perspective through Live Below the Line

From April 28-May 2, The Hunger Project staff and over 220 Live Below the Line champions spent $1.50 a day on food and beverage for five days to change the way people think about extreme poverty – all while supporting our work in villages worldwide. Shivani...

Global Week of Action: Vote for the World You Want

Vote today in the United Nations global vote, and say this is MY World. MY World is a United Nations global survey for citizens. The goal of the survey is to capture people’s voices, priorities and views, so world leaders can be informed as they begin the process of...

Changing Mindsets, Empowering People

Hunger Project Executive Vice President John Coonrod recently spoke with Let’s Talk (a blog hosted by the World Bank’s Chief Economist) team as part of the launch of the World Bank’s upcoming World Development Report on "mind and culture." The World Bank annually...

In the Spirit of Earth Day, Join Live Below the Line!

Each year, Earth Day calls for global citizens to examine their impact on the environment and learn new (or more) ways to be environmentally friendly. Here at The Hunger Project, we believe everything is connected and that — hunger is inextricably linked to a nexus of...

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project joins millions of people around the world in celebrating Earth Day this April 22. Protecting and restoring our natural environment is fundamental to ending hunger and poverty. The communities with whom we work are comprised primarily of food farmers...