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Albanian Former Dissidents End Hunger Strike

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of former Albanian political prisoners says they are ending their month-long hunger strike because of exhaustion and political pressure. The activists have been protesting delays in government compensation for time they spent in jail under the country’s communist government. Twenty people began the strike last month, but only six strikers were left on […]

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UN Says World Hungry Now Under 1 Billion

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations food agency says nearly 870 million people around the world are chronically undernourished. The Food and Agriculture agency said in a report released Tuesday that one in eight people, or 12.5 percent of the global population, are suffering with hunger. The food agency says the new figure is lower than the recent […]

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Agriculture Dept: US Homes Short of Food Rose in 2011

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Agriculture Department says the number of American households suffering from what it calls very low food security rose last year. A new report says nearly 6% of U.S. homes, or a total of 17 million people, had difficulty at some time in 2011 providing enough food. The number increased by 800,000 people. It […]

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Aid Group Describes Desperate Scenes in North Korea

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Danish aid group is getting a rare look at the food situation in North Korea, and it says the conditions there are desperate. The managing director of the group Mission East, Kim Hartzner, told VOA Friday that during the past week he oversaw the distribution of food aid in the city of Haeju , […]

Aid Group Describes Desperate Scenes in North Korea

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Danish aid group is getting a rare look at the food situation in North Korea, and it says the conditions there are desperate. The managing director of the group Mission East, Kim Hartzner, told VOA Friday that during the past week he oversaw the distribution of food aid in the city of Haeju , […]

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Tibetan Activist Stages Hunger Strike From NY Hospital

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan activist staging a nearly monthlong hunger strike outside the United Nations is continuing his protest from a New York hospital Tuesday. The Tibetan Youth Congress said in a press release that Tibetan-American Dorjee Gyalpo was forced by police to seek medical care late Monday after he was unable to stand up on the […]

Study: Malnutrition Leads to 2.6 Million Child Deaths Per Year

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study says malnutrition is the root cause of some 2.6 million child deaths each year. The report from an international aid group, Save the Children, says despite global efforts to end hunger, malnutrition remains a largely ignored problem that affects a quarter of the world’s children. The study, conducted in December and January, […]

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Study: Malnutrition Leads to 2.6 Million Child Deaths Per Year

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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A new study says malnutrition is the root cause of some 2.6 million child deaths each year. The report from an international aid group, Save the Children, says despite global efforts to end hunger, malnutrition remains a largely ignored problem that affects a quarter of the world’s children. The study, conducted in December and January, […]

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Rap Star 50 Cent: Visit to Somali Refugee Camp Was Devastating

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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American rap star Curtis Jackson, known to fans as 50 Cent, calls the sights he saw in a refugee camp in Somalia “devastating.” The United Nations World Food Program recently hosted Jackson on a tour of Somalia and Kenya so he could see the fight against hunger in the Horn of Africa. Jackson spoke Thursday […]

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Rap Star 50 Cent: Visit to Somali Refugee Camp Was Devastating

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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American rap star Curtis Jackson, known to fans as 50 Cent, calls the sights he saw in a refugee camp in Somalia “devastating.” The United Nations World Food Program recently hosted Jackson on a tour of Somalia and Kenya so he could see the fight against hunger in the Horn of Africa. Jacobson spoke Thursday […]

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