Advocacy

10/1/13

A Struggle to Overcome Discrimination in Nepal

My name is Dhan Bahadur Pariyar. I was born 35 years ago into an untouchable-caste family. I live with my 65-year-old father Mate, my 70-year-old mother Mangali, wife Suk Maya and Subash, who is 7.

10/1/13

Celebrating the World’s Children

While there is not a universal day set aside to promote the welfare of children, nations have been doing so for close to 100 years.

9/30/13

Childcare for Working Mothers in Rwanda

In Kamonyi district in southern Rwanda, farmer Sylvie Nyiransabimana stands tall and wields a long wooden-handled hoe to dig small holes to plant vegetables – a chore she once had to do with a baby on her back.

8/4/13

Feeding the World: America's New Deal

Since the end of the war, America's "Food for Peace" programme has shipped American-grown food in sacks across the world to feed the world's starving people. Virtually all experts agree it's an inefficient way to send aid, and the EU stopped doing it decades ago.

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6/20/13

U.S. Food Aid Reform Critical to Keep Program Efficient, Effective

“There has never been a greater need for a comprehensive and sustainable approach to tackling hunger and malnutrition. And in a tough budget climate, we must maximize the effect of our aid dollars.

6/20/13

US Congress Votes Down Bill to Unshackle 'Tied' Food Aid

House of Representatives rejects amendment to source food in local markets rather than buy and ship food aid from the US.

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6/19/13

Food for All: Tackling Hunger and Malnutrition

Every five seconds, a child dies from hunger-related diseases, and nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry every night.

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6/18/13

Congress Debates Limiting US Farmers' Role in Food Aid

When starvation looms, speed is critical. But while the U.S. provides more emergency food aid than any other country, speed is not what it does best.

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