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Posts tagged with ‘hunger’

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So That All May Flourish: World Food Day 2019

by Anna Muir

Poverty, the rising cost of food and an unstable climate are a few of the reasons that about 821 million people around the world don’t have regular access to nutritious food. Staggeringly, conflict is responsible for 10 out of 13 of the world’s main food crises. Yemen is currently the world’s largest food crisis. In […]

Open Hands: World Food Day 2018

by Anna Muir

After a period of decline, world hunger is on the rise again—over 815 million people are going to bed with an empty stomach. Conflict and extreme weather events linked to climate change are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Now is the time to get back on track to achieve zero […]

Children’s Feature: Small Seeds

by Anna Muir

Small Seeds can be used as a children’s story or activity to teach children about the power of sharing our gifts to end hunger and to help them understand that small actions can grow into big results. A prayer suggestion is also offered. This resource can be used to mark World Food Day, as part […]

Canadian Government to Match Famine Relief Donations until June 30

by Karen Bokma

An unprecedented and devastating food crisis has gripped several countries across Africa. According to the World Food Programme, around 14 million people in southern African countries are in need of food assistance. Famine has been declared in South Sudan, where civil unrest has displaced large segments of the population and left five million people facing […]

May 21: Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

by Karen Bokma

On Sunday May 21, churches around the world are joining together for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine. On that day, people of faith around the world will be praying for the 20 million people across South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia currently suffering from severe hunger, and in some cases, famine. The […]

Help for Malnourished Children in South Sudan

by Karen Bokma

Leaving home with three little children in tow and walking for three days wasn’t an easy decision for Sarah. It was even harder knowing that making the journey meant risking being attacked by armed robbers or soldiers on the way, and only bringing what they could carry. But Sarah didn’t have a lot of choices. […]

Crisis in South Sudan

by Karen Bokma

Almost five million people are facing severe food insecurity in South Sudan, according to the United Nations World Food Programme. In the world’s youngest country, years of civil unrest have displaced large segments of the population—many of those displaced are small-scale farmers. Forced to leave their farms and livestock, the conflict has left people unable […]

Food Assistance Brings Joy to a Single Mother from Syria

by Anna Muir

When Om Mohammed goes to the grocery store with her children and chooses the food she wants to purchase, in a small way she is taking back some control over her life. Om and her three young children fled to Lebanon to escape suffering borne out of violence in Syria. Ongoing conflict has left many […]

South Sudan: 12-year-old girl flees attack in middle of the night

by Karen Bokma

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Executive Director Jim Cornelius and Communications Officer Amanda Thorsteinsson traveled to South Sudan to visit CFGB member projects responding to the needs of people affected by civil war and hunger. The following is a report from their trip. When I hear stories about what people have suffered in South Sudan, it’s easy […]

A Recipe for Ending Global Hunger

by Karen Bokma

Over 900 million people don’t have adequate food to live active and healthy lives. The causes of hunger are complex, but ways for people to take action don’t have to be. TheRecipe for Ending Global Hunger is simple: Thousands of generous Canadians – this means YOU. Nothing would happen without the support of those who donate […]