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4 ways starvation impacts a child

4 ways starvation impacts a child

Have you ever held newborn babies? They are so tiny, and yet they carry so much potential for the future. As you cradle them in your arms, the whole world is full of possibilities. But when a mother gives birth in the midst of a hunger crisis, there is fear instead of...
What is famine?

What is famine?

In the heart of Zimbabwe, a family is suffering a slow death. Their house is quiet. The children who would normally be laughing and playing rambunctiously can barely move their sore, stiff joints. The family’s skin is dry, cracked, and covered in sores. The mother’s...
Stand between a child and starvation

Stand between a child and starvation

My nephew’s favorite food is bananas. Usually when he wakes up in the morning, it’s the first word out of his mouth: “Nana!” He knows his breakfast is waiting for him downstairs. But if you were to ask one of the countless children in developing countries what their...
The Venezuelan food crisis — a story you may not have heard

The Venezuelan food crisis — a story you may not have heard

Carmen kneels beside her baby’s coffin, adorning the wood with tiny white wings. The wings are a Venezuelan tradition, meant to symbolize a young child who has flown away to heaven far too soon. It’s a sight that is all too common in this country today as people die...
What’s for dinner when you have no food?

What’s for dinner when you have no food?

“What’s for dinner?” It’s a commonly asked question — one that you’ve probably heard many times and maybe even asked yourself! The answer is usually a simple one. But for many mothers and fathers around the world, the answer to that question is a sad response:...
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