2011: A Year in Review

It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project (THP) and for the development community as a whole.Global conversations are turning, en masse, towards the world’s invaluable smallholder farmers – most notably female farmers. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability,...
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Human Rights Day 2011

Each year, December 10 is the day we recognize the rights all people have to fundamental freedoms, dignity and safety. Sixty-three years ago on this day, the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlining the basic rights we all have a responsibility...
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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2011

The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on less than $1.25 a day. Today, over 1.3 billion people in developing countries fall under this definition of poverty.Poverty is more than a minimal income. It is inextricably linked to malnutrion, hunger, illiteracy, disease,...
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THP’s Young Professionals Committee and Partner Organizations Honor World Food Day!

This year's World Food Day theme is Food Prices: from Crisis to Stability. To bring light to the surrounding issues of global hunger, The Hunger Project’s (THP’s) Young Professionals Committee has partnered with Oxfam Action Corps NYC, American Jewish World Service and Union...
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2011 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Past Africa Prize Laureate

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. As noted by the New York...
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Meet Henry Chungu in Malawi!

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officers work in The Hunger Project (THP) Program Countries gathering data from our programs and determining their progress and impact in the field. Their work is crucial in improving and developing new programs for our partners around the...
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The Importance of Microfinance in Africa

Microfinance programs provide small-scale financial services to low-income individuals. Loans are designed to foster sustainable economic empowerment and capacity building for people in developing regions. Unfortunately, microfinance and microcredit programs have come under...
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Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2011

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 19 August 2011There is never a year without humanitarian crises.  And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope.  From...
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Announcing the Winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership!

Last week, I had a conference call with more than 50 Hunger Project investors and staff from around the world to share details about our exciting upcoming Annual Fall Event. On that same call I had the honor of announcing the laureate who will be awarded the Africa Prize for...
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Chronic vs Emergency Hunger: Discussing Drought in Horn of Africa

The worst drought in six decades is ravaging East Africa and the Horn of Africa, a region including the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia and affecting areas of Kenya and Uganda. The drought has endangered millions with a severe food crisis and, along with the...
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