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Today is International Literacy Day!

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Promoting literacy is more than teaching children to read — literacy is a cornerstone of empowerment for people of all ages. Promote literacy today for International Literacy Day!

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Meet the 2011 Africa Prize Laureate!

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On July 13, 2011 Liberian Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Florence Chenoweth was announced by Hunger Project President and CEO Mary Ellen McNish as winner of the prestigious 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger.

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The Importance of Microfinance in Africa

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Microfinance programs designed to foster sustainable economic empowerment for people in developing regions have come under criticism recently. United Nations magazine Africa Renewal asks: “Should development practitioners respond by abandoning efforts to bring financial services to the poor?” We say: absolutely not. Find out why.

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Meet Henry Chungu in Malawi!

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We would like to introduce to you a member of our global team. Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Henry Chungu! He joined The Hunger Project-Malawi last year and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.

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THP-Volunteers Assist Communities During Flooding in Bangladesh

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Heavy monsoon rains have burst the banks of several major rivers in Bangladesh. Flooding has displaced thousands and affected millions. Animators and leaders with The Hunger Project-Bangladesh have leapt into action and are lending a hand to those in need.

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Video: How to Feed the World

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A film directed by Denis van Waerebeke for kids age 9 to 14 explains resource disparity, malnutrition and the food crisis. But is "teaching a man to fish" the best way to go about food security?

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Meet Bharani Sundarajan!

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We would like to introduce to you a member of our global team. Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Bharani Sundarajan! She joined The Hunger Project-India in 2004 and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.

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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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