Posts Tagged ‘Hunger’

Pope decries lack of progress fighting hunger Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Fighting hunger shouldn’t be so difficult, Pope Francis says. At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world’s poor, he says. Just because we have faced emergencies and desperate situations of those most in need doesn’t mean we’ve Read more

The war on hunger in South Sudan Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Risky air drops and truck deliveries across some of the most dangerous roads in the world: To tackle what is currently Africa’s worst hunger crisis, the U.N. World Food Program is using all means at its disposal. Every month, the agency moves more than 25,000 tons of food in its war on hunger. In mid-April Read more

Pope says hunger is caused by indifference, selfishness Comments 0

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Pope Francis says hunger is caused by “the indifference of many and the selfishness of a few”. Saying much can be done to help change this, Francis sent a message on Monday to participants in the 40th General Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations who were meeting in Rome. He Read more

UN hunger and poverty data — reliable? Comments 0

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

The stink is unbearable, garbage is strewn everywhere and clean water is at a premium. But the old movie theater in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh is nevertheless home to Ngong Theavy, a young mother of three. And it is one she shares. Hundreds of people live in the old cinema building, which has Read more

Dignity not charity demands Pope Comments 0

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Pope Francis is demanding dignity, not charity, for the world’s poor and hungry. His comments came on Friday at a UN conference on nutrition hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. The Pontiff condemned speculation in food commodities and greed, saying they undermined the global fight against poverty and hunger. “It is also painful to Read more

University students living on $2.25 a day Comments 0

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Odd diets and limited funds are not unknown to university students, but some are making the best of it to help do some good. From October 6, dozens of Victoria University students will spend five days living off whatever meals they can make for $2.25 a day. They have have signed up to take part Read more

India’s quest to end world hunger Comments 0

Friday, June 20th, 2014

It may not make his family wealthy, but Devran Mankar is still grateful for the pearl millet variety called Dhanshakti (meaning “prosperity and strength”) he has recently begun growing in his small field in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. “Since eating this pearl millet, the children are rarely ill,” raves Mankar, a slim man Read more

Vietnamese Catholic lawyer on hunger strike loses appeal Comments 0

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

An appeals court in Hanoi, Vietnam, has upheld the sentence of a jailed Catholic lawyer, who is on a hunger strike to get access to Communion and Confession. The People’s Supreme Court upheld the jail term of 30 months for lawyer and dissident Joseph Le Quoc Quan for charges of tax evasion. His firm was Read more

Kumara in Tonga, food for all Comments 0

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

“The kumara does not tell of how sweet it is” says an old Maori proverb. For Funaki Vehekite, 53, the sweet potato is all the sweeter because it allows him to support his family and keep his five children in school. At his farm in Tongatapu, Tonga’s largest island, he also produces food crops such as kape, Read more

NZers among the first to catch the wave Comments 0

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

On Dec. 10th, 2013, Pope Francis is inviting the world to join him in a global wave of prayer to end world hunger. New Zealanders will be among the first to have the chance to catch the wave. The Pope’s message will be available from 9am New Zealand time. In the video Pope Francis invites all people – organisations and Read more