October 2011

THP’s Young Professionals Committee and Partner Organizations Honor World Food Day!

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This World Food Day, Sunday, October 16, in New York City, join The Hunger Project’s Young Professionals Committee, Oxfam Action Corps NYC, American Jewish World Service and Union Theological Seminary to take part in the U.S. premiere of David Syz’s film, Hunger in a World of Plenty.

Plumpy’Nut: A Cure for Malnutrition?

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With the help of an unusual product known as Plumpy’Nut, the world now stands a better chance of reaching the Millennium Development Goal to reduce child mortality by half by 2015. What is this mystery product?

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Past Africa Prize Laureate

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On Friday, October 7, 2011 past Hunger Project Africa Prize laureate Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize along with Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner Tawakkul Karman.

What is a Veronica Bucket?

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This simple device can prevent disease and save lives. Do you know what a Veronica bucket is?

Five Fruits Helping to End World Hunger

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Have you ever heard of a Monkey Orange? Over at Nourishing the Planet they've put together a great piece called Five Fruits You've Never Heard of that Are Helping to End Hunger. Check it out.

Infographic: How Does Lack of Water Affect Women & Children?

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Interactive infographic from GOOD addresses one of the greatest challenges in the developing world: access to clean water.