Posts Tagged ‘Food shortage’

COVID-19: Vinnies see sharp rise in requests for help

Monday, August 24th, 2020
St Vincent de Paul Society

The Covid-19 lockdowns have resulted in a sharp rise in requests for support from the St Vincent de Paul Society across New Zealand. The response from volunteers and donors has been tremendous, says Marlena Hoeft-Marwick, National President of the St Vincent de Paul Society. “Some people have donated money, others have given food items and Read more

Papua New Guinea food shortage leads parents to ‘sell children for rice’

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

A severe food shortage in Papua New Guinea has prompted parents in some isolated communities to sell their young daughters for food. Research by the Protestant United Church in the poverty-stricken Commonwealth nation found fathers in the remote highlands were giving away their daughters, who will be returned after the drought, for bags of rice. Read more

Bishop Duckworth accepts the Challenge to Live Below the Line

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The Anglican Bishop of Wellington, Justin Duckworth, has taken TEAR Fund’s dare to live on just $2.25 a day for all his food and drink for five days, 24 to 28 September. “In today’s world, I believe extreme poverty and inequality are unjustifiable and unfair, and that’s why I am taking part. Live Below the Line demonstrates Read more