food assistance

  • April 20, 2015  

    Since South Sudan’s creation four years ago, conflict within the country has left millions displaced or dead. Among the living, 2.5 million need food assistance, and the number could grow to 4 million by the end of the year. Judy Woodruff talks to Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Program, about helping South Sudan and the challenges of meeting demand in other combat zones. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a five-year, half-trillion dollar farm bill. The bill would have cut food stamps by $2 billion annually. Also, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has changed his mind and says he will participate in peace talks with the U.S. and the Taliban. Continue reading