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What exactly is a famine, anyway?

What exactly is a famine, anyway?

The United Nations has declared that hunger is the humanitarian crisis of our day.For one reason or another, people around the world are suffering from malnutrition and facing starvation. It is an issue that affects millions of lives — and yet, governments hesitate to...
Help save Marie’s life so she can save others

Help save Marie’s life so she can save others

When I make plans to visit my parents, the first thing my mother does is asks what I want to eat. In the days leading up to my arrival, she buys all of the things she will need to make my favorite meals and treats. To my mother, food is a way to show love.And you can...
A meal that saved their lives

A meal that saved their lives

Chrismene felt a mixture of fear and joy the day her teenage daughter returned home. Joy, because her daughter was safe. Fear, because Sarita’s swollen stomach meant that in just a few months, they would have another mouth to feed.For families in Haiti, putting food...
A shipping container changes the story

A shipping container changes the story

I’ll never forget the faces of South Sudan’s children. Their eyes and cheeks were hollow, their limbs bony. Their stomachs were rounded and swollen — the painful effect of a prolonged fight with malnutrition. They moved slowly, their bodies lacking the energy they...
How one girl got her future back

How one girl got her future back

Aline knows what it’s like to feel empty all the time. Her father died when she was young, leaving her mother to care for five children alone. This is difficult under any circumstances, but in rural Rwanda, poverty makes it nearly impossible for a single parent to...
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