AP | Saturday November 15, 2014
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 ...
Luz Maria De-Regil in Ottawa and Lawrence Haddad, guardian.co.uk | Thursday November 6, 2014
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...
Sunday November 2, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Thursday October 30, 2014
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 | Reuters | Thursday October 23, 2014
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.
Glen Tarman, guardian.co.uk | Tuesday October 21, 2014
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...
Andreas Georgiadis, guardian.co.uk | Saturday October 18, 2014
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...
Carla Kweifio-Okai, guardian.co.uk | Friday October 17, 2014
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...
NDTV Cooks | Friday October 17, 2014
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...
Sparshita Saxena, NDTV | Thursday October 16, 2014
"There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."â€• 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...
IANS | Tuesday October 14, 2014
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...
Thursday October 9, 2014
Actor Aamir Khan's role as the Unicef Ambassador for South Asia includes saving children from malnutrition
India | Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday September 23, 2014
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.
Reuters | Monday September 22, 2014
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...
India | Monideepa Banerjie | Sunday August 3, 2014
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.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 2, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 26, 2014
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.
India | Edited by Aashna Harjani (With inputs from Agencies) | Sunday July 13, 2014
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.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 12, 2014
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.
South | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday June 24, 2014
Behind the scenic beauty of Attapady, a tribal village in Kerala's Palakkad district, hides a terrible reality: rampant malnourishment among its children.