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

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!

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

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.

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Turning the World 'Inside Out' in Malawi

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.

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Mexico’s National Crusade Against Hunger

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.

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Top Ten Actions to Make Post-2015 "Local"

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.

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

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.

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Join our World Hunger Day Twitter Chat!

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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Student-Led International Talent Show Raises Funds for the End of Hunger

On March 23, 2013 The Novi High School 3rd Annual Int'l Talent Show raised funds and awareness for The Hunger Project!

On March 23, 2013, students from Novi High School in Michigan hosted the their 3rd Annual International Talent Show which raised awareness and funds for The Hunger Project programs around the world. The event featured internationally-themed performances ranging from traditional Indian dance to South Korean drumming and concluded with a student-organized International Food Court featuring cuisines from Brazil, Japan, India and more!

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Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

A women in her garden in Comilla, Bangladesh. Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

This year’s Earth Day theme is The Face of Climate Change. Conversations about the environment and climate change are often accompanied by images of inclement weather, melting ice caps and barren fields. But what we don’t see often are the faces of individuals for whom climate change is more than a talking point – it is a harsh, everyday reality that limits access to food, income and prosperity. Climate change diminishes crop quality and value, increases the food access disparity and perpetuates the larger cycle of malnutrition for millions of people. Meet these people and learn how they and their communities are working to care for themselves AND the environment.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

Women in Uganda sell avocados at local market. 10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013.

The United Nations World Food Programme recently released a report called “Africa: 10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013.” This article provides the latest outlook of hunger and how it plays into a larger developmental context of Africa and its progress towards food security. 

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