Celebrate Earth Day 2014 with The Hunger Project

April 21, 2014 by Lindsay McNamara
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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2011: A Year in Review

December 22, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project and for the development community as a whole. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability, all fundamental elements of THP programs, are taking center stage and we couldn’t be more excited for the coming year. But first, a look back at 2011.

Meet Andrés Arau!

December 16, 2011 by Carolyn Ramsdell
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We would like to introduce you to a member of our global team! Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Andrés Arau! He joined The Hunger Project-Mexico in 2009 and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.

VIDEO: News Coverage of Free HIV Screenings at Burkina Faso Epicenter

December 12, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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On May 14, 2011,The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso partnered with local health groups to organize a two-day educational campaign for HIV/AIDS, followed by free testing and free medical consultations. Watch local news coverage of the event.

Human Rights Day 2011

December 9, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
December 10, 2011 is Human Right Day. On this day we join together to recognize that, "human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values."

Microcredit: Meeting its Goals?

December 8, 2011 by Marie Mintalucci
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The recently released Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2012 indicates development efforts will be unable to ensure that 100 million families rise above the US$1.25 a day threshold by 2015. Their main reasons for this "humbling realization": the challenge of measuring poverty and the profound transformation that is required for someone to graduate out of poverty.

THP-New Zealand: A Review of World Food Day 2011

November 23, 2011 by THP-New Zealand
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The Hunger Project-New Zealand partnered with hike4hunger this World Food Day to raise awareness and over $3000 for programs in Mozambique. Read this first hand account of the day's hike!

Huge Success! The 5th Run for The Hunger Project with THP-Netherlands

November 15, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
On November 5, 2011, NPM Capital partnered with The Hunger Project-Netherlands in Amsterdam for the fifth Run for The Hunger Project and raised nearly US$290,000 for programs in Benin!

New UNDP Report Links Climate Change to Gender Inequality in Developing Countries

November 7, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
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The United Nations Development Programme 2011 Human Development Report links environmental hazards to wealth and gender disparities, health challenges and dwindling income advancement in developing regions.

Ceremony for Beloved Africa Prize Laureate Wangari Muta Maathai in NYC

November 9, 2011 by Sara D Wilson
Professor Wangari Muta Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Hunger Project Africa Prize Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, passed away on September 26, 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. An open ceremony celebrating her life will be held in New York City next Monday, November 14th.
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