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  • UN: Nearly 5 Million in Mali are Hungry

    UN: Nearly 5 Million in Mali are Hungry

    A convergence of droughts, harvest failures, locust invasions and political conflicts in Mali have left 4.75 million people without enough to eat, U.N. officials said Friday. UNICEF Emergency Director Afshan Khan said the children's agency estimates that almost a million children are suffering from ...

  • Nutrient Deficiencies: Shining a Light on Hidden Hunger

    Nutrient Deficiencies: Shining a Light on Hidden Hunger

    Vitamin A, iodine, iron, zinc and folate deficiencies affect billions of children. How can the quality of food be improved?Vitamins and minerals needed by the body in very small amounts - also known as micronutrients - are vital to human health, advancing physical and intellectual development in ma...

  • Sachin Tendulkar's Autobiography Sale to Help NGO

    Sachin Tendulkar's Autobiography Sale to Help NGO

    Sachin Tendulkar has committed a part of his proceeds from the sale of the autobiography 'Playing it My Way' to Mumbai-based NGO Apnalaya in their fight against malnutrition in children and provision of clean drinking water.

  • At Least Three Million in Somalia in Need of Aid: UN Secretary General

    At Least Three Million in Somalia in Need of Aid: UN Secretary General

    At least three million people in Somalia need humanitarian aid and the country is threatened with famine, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.

  • India Sees Brazil as a 'Role Model' in Beating Hunger

    India Sees Brazil as a 'Role Model' in Beating Hunger

    India has sent a mission to Mars, but maintains the "dubious distinction of being the world capital of malnutrition", a senior Indian official said on Wednesday, adding that economic growth alone will not be enough to end hunger.

  • Getting a Nutrition Goal is Great, But We Need a More Ambitious Target

    Getting a Nutrition Goal is Great, But We Need a More Ambitious Target

    Nutrition was neglected in the millennium development goals, so we need tougher targets to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030Nutrition did not feature strongly enough in the millennium development goals (MDGs). Persistently high levels of hunger and undernutrition in many countries mean that these...

  • Can Stunting be Reversed? Yes, and Peru is Showing Us How

    Can Stunting be Reversed? Yes, and Peru is Showing Us How

    Children affected by the 2008 food crisis in Peru show stunting can be reversed. Is it time to focus beyond the first 1,000 days?In 2008 there was a terrible food crisis in Peru. The price of rice doubled in three months and millions of families were struggling to put food on the table. Six years o...

  • World Food Day: 10 Myths About Hunger

     World Food Day: 10 Myths About Hunger

    How much do you know about global hunger? We take a look at some of the biggest food production and nutrition myths1. There is a global food shortage Chronic hunger has a range of causes, but global food scarcity is not one of them. According to the World Food Programme, we produce enough to feed th...

  • See What This Group Does to Feed the Hungry

    See What This Group Does to Feed the Hungry

    According to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, one-third of the food produced annually for human consumption around the world is lost or wasted.In India, it's sad to see that millions go to bed hungry and that the primary reason for this is not insufficient food production but e...

  • World Food Day 2014: Millions Around the World Remain Hungry

    World Food Day 2014: Millions Around the World Remain Hungry

    "There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."― Mahatma GandhiThe current scenario of world hunger is heart wrenching. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, "A total of 805 million people are estimated...

  • Hunger Situation Improves in India: Global Report

    Hunger Situation Improves in India: Global Report

    According to a recent report, India has improved its stand regarding child nutrition and hunger. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) for 2014 shows that India now ranks 55th out of 76 Asian countries as far as hunger is concerned. It is ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan, but behind Nepal and Sri Lanka. In...

  • Aamir Khan Made Unicef Ambassador for South Asia

    Aamir Khan Made Unicef Ambassador for South Asia

    Actor Aamir Khan's role as the Unicef Ambassador for South Asia includes saving children from malnutrition

  • Congress Alleges Malnutrition Deaths on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's Home Turf

    Congress Alleges Malnutrition Deaths on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's Home Turf

    The deaths of two Sahariya tribal children in Jhalawar last month have become a full-blown political controversy in Rajasthan, with allegations of malnutrition and neglect flying thick and fast.

  • One in Nine People Undernourished, Say Food Agencies

    One in Nine People Undernourished, Say Food Agencies

    The number of hungry people in the world has fallen sharply over the past decade but 805 million, or one in nine of the global population, still do not have enough to eat, three U.N. food and agriculture agencies said on Tuesday.The number of chronically undernourished people dropped by more than 10...

  • A Malnutrition Crisis Hits West Bengal's Tea Gardens

    A Malnutrition Crisis Hits West Bengal's Tea Gardens

    In Bengal, malnourishment and poverty related diseases have killed at least 100 people since January in the tea gardens in the Dooars, according to NGOs working in the area.

  • Behrampore: 12 Infants Die at Jangipur Hospital in Two Days

    Behrampore: 12 Infants Die at Jangipur Hospital in Two Days

    With the death of one more infant this morning, a total of 12 infants have died at Jangipur Sub-Divisional Hospital in Murshidabad district in the last two days, health officials said today.

  • UN Warns of World Inaction as South Sudan Famine Looms

    UN Warns of World Inaction as South Sudan Famine Looms

    Top UN aid chiefs have begged donors to increase efforts to stave off looming famine in South Sudan, where a third of the population are in crisis after months of war.

  • Another Three Infants Die in West Bengal Hospital; 10 Dead in 48 Hours

    Another Three Infants Die in West Bengal Hospital; 10 Dead in 48 Hours

    A day after seven infant deaths were reported from the Malda Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal, three more children have died today, bringing the death tally to 10 in the last 48 hours.

  • Seven Infants Die in West Bengal Hospital in 24 Hours

    Seven Infants Die in West Bengal Hospital in 24 Hours

    Seven infants have died in the past 24 hours at West Bengal's Malda Medical College and Hospital, which has witnessed frequent crib deaths in the recent past.

  • A Year After Child Deaths, Kerala's Attapady Still Struggles with Malnutrition

    A Year After Child Deaths, Kerala's Attapady Still Struggles with Malnutrition

    Behind the scenic beauty of Attapady, a tribal village in Kerala's Palakkad district, hides a terrible reality: rampant malnourishment among its children.

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