A new report out from UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency, says that at the global height of the pandemic, nearly half a billion children could not access remote learning during lockdowns. Distance education is even harder for hundreds of…
By Isabel Nakirya
It has been nearly three weeks since an enormous explosion at Beirut’s port tore through the city. With Lebanon already suffering from food scarcity, economic collapse and the coronavirus pandemic, the blast turned a grim situation to dire crisis. In…
By Jane Ferguson
In a study published Monday, four U.N. agencies said failing to act now will have devastating long-term consequences not just for the children, but for society as a whole.
By Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick, Associated Press
In the African Sahel, located between the Sahara Desert and the equator, the climate has long been inhospitable. But now rising temperatures have caused prolonged drought and unpredictable weather patterns, exacerbating food shortages, prompting migration and contributing to instability in…
By Mike Cerre
By Lora Strum
Some 50 million Americans struggle to put food on the the table. Join us at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3 for a Twitter chat on the issue and what can be done about it.
South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, is moving from the brink of genocide into the arms of a man-made famine. The UN reported last week that 7.5 million people are in need of assistance. John Ray of Independent Television News…
By Danielle Villasana
Boko Haram’s insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has claimed thousands of lives, but the millions of survivors must now contend with hunger.
By PBS NewsHour
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…
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