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America’s obligation to impoverished nations

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America’s obligation to impoverished nations

Organizations large and small -- from the World Bank to local NGOs -- are working to eliminate public health scourges in Africa. Do you think the United States has a moral obligation to do more to alleviate hunger and disease around the world?

Posted: October 15, 2009 12:07   Comments: 20
Guatemala’s children languish from malnutrition

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Guatemala’s children languish from malnutrition

Nearly half of the children in Guatemala are malnourished. Most suffer from chronic malnutrition, which means that while they are getting enough calories, their food is severely lacking in vitamins and protein. This poor nutrition affects not only their bodies, but their future.

Posted: October 8, 2009 12:17   Comments: 9
Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

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Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

In our weekly radio show, Martin Savidge explores the causes behind Guatemala's chronic malnutrition and escalating narco war. He hosts a panel of guests to discuss the remnants of war and genocide and land rights. Anita Isaacs, Stephen C. “Carlisle” Johnson and Samuel Lowenberg join the conversation. LISTEN NOW!

Posted: October 7, 2009 14:26   Comments: 9
One third of Afghans at risk of hunger, malnutrition

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One third of Afghans at risk of hunger, malnutrition

A new report says that one third of the Afghan population is now at risk of hunger. Shannon Scribner of Oxfam discusses efforts to combat hunger in Afghanistan and assesses the effectiveness of international aid.

Posted: August 19, 2009 15:49   Comments: 2
Chronic malnutrition fatigues Guatemala’s children

From the Field

Chronic malnutrition fatigues Guatemala’s children

Samuel Loewenberg of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is currently in Guatemala producing a couple Worldfocus signature stories. He writes about his visit to the Bethania clinic, where he encountered the young victims of Guatemala's rampant malnutrition.

Posted: April 16, 2009 13:02   Comments: 6
Dirt poor Haitians eat cookies made of mud

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Dirt poor Haitians eat cookies made of mud

The cookies -- made of dirt, butter and salt -- hold little nutritional value, but manage to keep Haiti's poor alive. The recipe has been passed down through generations of Haitians.

Posted: February 19, 2009 20:20   Comments: 84
Hunger epidemic worsens for Somali children

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Hunger epidemic worsens for Somali children

Over 400,000 people arrived at refugee camps, driven from Mogadishu by fighting and escalating violence. Drought, poor harvests and a civil war that began in 1991 have ravaged the country.

Posted: October 23, 2008 14:58   Comments: 0
Global poverty and hunger marked worldwide

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Global poverty and hunger marked worldwide

Today is World Food Day. Watch the winning videos of a YouTube-World Food Programme contest on hunger. Read about bloggers taking action on poverty.

Posted: October 16, 2008 18:05   Comments: 3

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