The global fight against hunger is characterized by both success stories and daily suffering. Recent reports by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) show that there has been progress in reducing the absolute number of undernourished people, from 1 billion in 1992 to around 805 million today. The FAO also says that approximately 2 billion people suffer from so-called “hidden hunger”, characterized by the deficiency of micronutrients.
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NEW YORK — Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York, CARE’s Secretary General Dr. Robert Glasser says humanitarian organization CARE ‘will not rest’ until governments take urgent action to tackle climate change and limit its effects on people living In poverty.
CARE’s Nutrition Foundations for Mothers and Children project, locally known as Maziko (“Foundation” in the local language), is working in the central region of Malawi. It is a nutrition-focused project targeting pregnant and nursing mothers and children under 5. The project organizes cooking and feeding demonstrations in the Kasungu district. The goal of the demonstrations is to impart skills and knowledge in processing locally available nutritious foods.
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Women are engaged to be sellers and distributors of clean cook stoves and solar lanterns/lamps in an project called “wPOWER.”
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Solar lamps are a simple, fundamental intervention that can improve the lives of the rural poor in Rwanda.
Having no electricity, families traditionally rely on kerosene or battery power to light their homes at night.
These energy sources are not only expensive – even unaffordable to families living on less than $2.50 a day – but also present environmental, health and safety concerns.
Currently, some 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean, safe cooking fuels.
This contributes to economic, health and environmental problems, including deforestation, and places an enormous burden on poor families.
CARE has significant experience introducing clean energy products in vulnerable communities.
In Darfur, Sudan, for example, CARE introduced fuel-efficient stoves to reduce demand on the region’s scant supply of firewood – a source of communal tension and violence.