Tag Archives: hunger

five children peering through a doorway

Provide Solutions to Hunger and Poverty

Posted on 29. Jul, 2015 by .

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When Rick Peyser traveled to Western Uganda, he was haunted by the sight of so many hungry children. What chilled him the most were their faces — many had the face of a 5- or 7-year-old, but the body of a much younger child. It was clear that years of hunger and malnutrition had stunted their growth and […]

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Mr. Sevu Kanyasya and his six-year-old daughter, Wuyua, plant seedlings in their garden in Makueni County, Kenya.

This man experienced all-consuming hunger. Here’s how we’re ensuring he doesn’t have to again.

Posted on 05. Sep, 2014 by .

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“Hunger is like this: if you’re hungry, you can’t sleep at night. If you have hunger, you can’t plan ahead for your life. You can’t think about anything except the hunger that you have. Hunger. It creates conflict in the family, and can tear it apart. We used to be so hungry.” Just three years […]

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smiling farmer holds up bunch of radishes

World Hunger is Declining

Posted on 06. Aug, 2013 by .

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Sometimes it can feel as if the world is falling apart. Earthquakes, tsunamis, poverty and hunger dominate our headlines. Is there any hope for lasting change? Is sustainable development really possible? We’ve put together a couple charts that show a more positive picture. Hunger is Declining With month after month and year after year of […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by .

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A 32 year mystery has been solved and a culprit can finally be named—yes, a dingo really did take Lindy and Michael Chamberlin’s baby. This seemingly preposterous event has made its mark in pop-culture as a film and more often than not as the butt of a joke. Now the tragedy and skepticism can finally be […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 11. May, 2012 by .

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This Week in LWR News: If you are in the Baltimore area and someone who appreciates contemporary art, make sure to visit the In/ Flux Gallery to see  Water Sonettos! The exhibit features artwork focused on water issues and highlights LWR’s friend and esteemed Baltimorean artist Jann Rosen-Queralt.  Rosen-Queralt’s work includes a series of sculptures inspired by the Dogon women she […]

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Where We Work: The Human Development Index

Where We Work: The Human Development Index

Posted on 06. Dec, 2011 by .

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Ever wonder just how poor the countries we work in are? Thanks to Google’s Public Data Explorer, now you can easily visualize complex data like the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI is an attempt to measure how well-developed a country is, based on a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard […]

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A Thousand Days to Make a Difference

Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 by .

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I’d like to introduce you to Carin Nuñez, the nutrition program coordinator for one of Lutheran World Relief’s local development partners. Carin is passionate about improving early childhood health and nutrition in Chota Province, Peru. She grew up in the region and knows firsthand that improving nutrition for the youngest children provides a unique opportunity to […]

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Crisis in East Africa (VIDEO)

Crisis in East Africa (VIDEO)

Posted on 04. Oct, 2011 by .

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Over the past weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about the famine that has hit the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti. Yet, because a drought is much more slow to develop than other emergencies, we (like many other aid organizations) haven’t seen nearly the response from donors that we saw for, say, […]

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Washed Away by Drought

Washed Away by Drought

Posted on 06. Sep, 2011 by .

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Here in Dadaab, Kenya, northeast of the capital Nairobi, where the native people speak Swahili and the refugees speak Somali, I have heard a new English phrase: “Washed away by drought.” It’s devastatingly descriptive, isn’t it? Elegant. At first, I wasn’t sure if it was literally what people were telling me, or if it was […]

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A New Mom’s View

A New Mom’s View

Posted on 22. Aug, 2011 by .

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I’m a new mom. To twins. A boy, Max, and his little sister, Elly. Because Max and Elly were born five weeks premature they have a lot of growing to do. So they eat a lot. And often. Sometimes I can’t keep up with their hunger, and while I’m frantically preparing their next bottles and […]

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The Humanitarian Imperative

The Humanitarian Imperative

Posted on 16. Jun, 2011 by .

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This week LWR staff from across the agency gathered together to learn about the humanitarian standards that guide our disaster response work.  Among the various themes and issues we discussed was the “humanitarian imperative” as articulated in the Principles of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Response […]

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