Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

Avril 21, 2014 by
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project joins millions of people around the world in celebrating Earth Day this April 22.

Protecting and restoring our natural environment is fundamental to ending hunger and poverty.  The communities with whom we work are comprised primarily of food farmers and their well-being is most closely tied to the natural environment.


As millions around the globe awaken to the threat of climate change, it is incumbent on us to recognize that, in the quest for a sustainable future, the severely disempowered individuals of the developing world are on the front lines.

As Tarcila Rivera Zea put in her recent statement during the 2013 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, "For indigenous women there is also a form of violence in nature. While Greenland Inuit women see the rising waters banish their communities as a result of climate change, the Quechua Indians of Peru face mining companies in defense of their water sources."

While we must all cope with the effects of these environmental concerns, people living in conditions of hunger and poverty in the developing world are at the greatest risk. They are extremely vulnerable to extreme weather like droughts and flooding – exacerbated by climate change – and bear the burden of climate change (because they account for 80 percent of world population) though their carbon footprints are the smallest.

This Earth Day, let us stand with our partners – women and men who are practicing responsible agricultural techniques, prioritizing their environment and teaching their communities to do the same. Be sure to participate in Earth Day activities in your community!

And, you can take action now by investing in The Hunger Project and supporting our partners as they cope with environmental challenges and build sustainable, resilient communities for the future.
 

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Gender First

Septembre 5, 2013 by John Coonrod
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The Hunger Project's Executive Vice President John Coonrod explains how gender discrimination is at the root of poverty and hunger and that country-specific gender analysis is crucial for real solutions. As originally published on Local First.

Citi Walk-Run-Bike Participant Steven Yong Contemplates Hunger and Thirst

Août 13, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
Citi Walk-Run-Bike participant Steven Yong shares his experience
Right now, Citi employees around the world are banding together for a virtual event to walk, run or bike 100 kilometers in 100 days to raise $100,000 toward ending hunger and poverty in our world. Citi employee Steven Yong shares about truly understanding what it means to want for resources like food and water.

Citi Walk-Run-Bike Participant Gregg Morton Shares His Experience

Juillet 31, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
Citi Walk-Run-Bike Participant Gregg Morton Shares His Experience
Right now, Citi employees around the world are banding together for a virtual event to walk, run or bike 100 kilometers in 100 days to raise $100,000 toward ending hunger and poverty in our world. Citi employee Gregg Morton shares about an inspiring day in the movement to end hunger!

New WHO Report Says Uganda Maternal Mortality Rates Down, Still Work to Do

Juillet 24, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
2013 WHO Report: Maternal mortality rates down, still work to do
According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, maternal deaths in Uganda have been reducing at a rate of 5.1% every year over the last ten years. Titled “Countdown to 2015: maternal, newborn, and child survival," the report applauds the decline but seeks to remind the global community of the power of and work left to do in reducing maternal morality.

Turning the World 'Inside Out' in Malawi

Juillet 24, 2013 by Communications Intern
Inside Out in Malawi -- photy by Ellen Doherty
Among its many programs, The Hunger Project engages with communities around the world to achieve financial security. Financial security comes in many forms. One community that is, unfortunately, well acquainted with financial insecurity is the fishermen in Malawi. Today we feature a project called Inside Out -- an admirable cause working to empower and give a voice to this neglected population in a creative way.

Mexico’s National Crusade Against Hunger

Juillet 17, 2013 by Bridget Barry
Mexico’s National Crusade Against Hunger -- THP Country Director Meets President of Mexico
The Government of Mexico is pioneering a locally oriented social program to eradicate hunger called the National Crusade Against Hunger (the Crusade). Having submitted initial recommendations to influence its development, The Hunger Project-Mexico is eager to continue supporting the Crusade as it is implemented in all four of our program states.

Top Ten Actions to Make Post-2015 "Local"

Juin 27, 2013 by John Coonrod
Top 10 Actions to Make Post-2015 "Local" -- Ethiopian women take part in a health training conducted by local gov't workers.
The Hunger Project's Executive Vice President John Coonrod details the ten priority actions the world community can take to ensure that the Post-2015 agenda adheres to the principles of “Local First.” As originally published on Local First.

Measuring Empowerment: The Columbia SIPA Team’s Experience in Mexico and Benin

Juin 11, 2013 by Carolyn Ramsdell
Columbia SIPA Team in Mexico. How do we measure empowerment?
In March 2013, a Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of six split into two and embarked on field visits to two country offices: Mexico and Benin. In addition to seeking a better understanding of The Hunger Project's (THP's) mission and activities on the ground, the Team went to test a new communications tool with M&E officers in the field. Read their review of the experience.

Join our World Hunger Day Twitter Chat!

Mai 28, 2013 by Sara D Wilson
Join THP's World Hunger Day Twitter Chat at #Fast4Hunger - 12:30 EDT, May 28, 2013
May 28 is World Hunger Day and there are SO many ways to get involved: Join our Twitter chat at 12:30 EDT, download our exclusive single One World, One Song, donate your Facebook cover photo and so much more! Read on to find out how you can celebrate World Hunger Day with The Hunger Project!
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