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Standing in Solidarity with the Horn of Africa

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We at The Hunger Project stand in solidarity with our colleagues and all those currently in need and suffering from drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. We commend the many relief organizations, government agencies and applaud the power of grassroots individuals who are working to assist and empower their communities in the face of crisis. Find a list of them here.

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Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2011

Today, August 19, is World Humanitarian Day. Today we honor brave humanitarians working long hours, in difficult conditions, towards a peaceful planet, where all people can live in safety and with dignity. Read the United Nation's pledge to do all they can to ensure the world’s humanitarians are kept safe to do their essential work.

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Oxfam's Interactive Map: What a Global Food Crisis Looks Like

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You read news about famine. You hear facts about world hunger. But do you really know how extensive the global food crisis is? Oxfam's interactive map shows you a new way to look at the food crisis.

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Meet Epifenia Cinpita from Malawi!

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Several times each month, we introduce you to a partner from our programs in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Today we meet Microfinance Program partner Epifenia Cinpita who is introduced here by Senior Microfinance Program Officer, Marie Mintalucci.

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Meet Lizeta Macanimgue from Mozambique!

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Several times each month, we introduce you to a partner from our programs in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Today we meet Microfinance Program partner Lizeta Macanimgue who is introduced here by Senior Microfinance Program Officer, Marie Mintalucci.

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Biofuel: An Environmental Solution or Development Problem?

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The biofuel debate is fraught with complications. The industry's potentially negative impact on land use practices and its ability to displace food production are being questioned by recent articles arguing for the benefits of biofuel in development and food security in Africa.

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US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Meets Elected Women in India

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This July, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer, visited and praised the work of nearly 100 Hunger Project-trained elected women representatives in the state of Rajasthan.

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Update to 2011 Africa Prize Recipients

While The Hunger Project remains committed to the empowerment of the women, men and children of Malawi, recent and unprecedented conflicts in Malawi have prompted the withdrawal the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger from President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi.

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Chronic vs Emergency Hunger: Discussing Drought in Horn of Africa

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The Horn of Africa is suffering from the worst drought in decades and alarming statistics tell the severity of the situation. Nevertheless, with world attention on the crisis, we must keep in mind the on-going challenge and causes of chronic hunger and bring attention to the power of self-reliant people.

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Announcing the Winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership!

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Hunger Project President and CEO, Mary Ellen McNish announced the winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger on a conference call the evening of July 13, 2011. Meet the distinguished laureate!

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