Tag Archives: conflict
Starved not starving: why is hunger on the rise?
1 in 9 people in the world today are affected by hunger and malnutrition, according to the UN’s latest annual report on global hunger. Over half of these people live in conflict-affected countries. Hunger and conflict are often intrinsically linked; while conflict creates hunger, hunger can also lead to conflict. The UN officially recognized the […]
South Sudan plunges into preventable catastrophe: 100,000 people face famine in Unity State
Photo: Andrew Parsons/i-Images for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan February 21, 2017— Action Against Hunger issued an urgent call for political leadership to end the conflict in South Sudan in response to the official declaration of famine in Unity State, where an estimated 100,000 people face catastrophic levels of hunger and imminent risk of death. […]
Treating the invisible injuries of war
Psychosocial programs help refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq overcome trauma By Florian Seriex, March 2016 When it comes to delivering humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict, most people would list food, clean water, shelter, and healthcare services as the most urgent priorities. Until fairly recently, humanitarian organizations focused their efforts on meeting the most […]