Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nutrition in Two Minutes

Short video from the World Food Programme about the importance of preventing and treating malnutrition.

Friday, September 9, 2011 Sunday, July 10, 2011 Monday, June 6, 2011
jtotheizzoe:

Climate to wreak havoc on food supply, predicts report
This map represents the density of children in food crisis over the next 40 years should climate change continue on its present course.

jtotheizzoe:

Climate to wreak havoc on food supply, predicts report

This map represents the density of children in food crisis over the next 40 years should climate change continue on its present course.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Sunday, January 30, 2011
In November, 20 poor countries submitted their requests to GAFSP for projects worth $1 billion. Only three got anything. That was unsurprising. Roger Thurow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a think-tank, notes that GAFSP is “already gasping”. America has handed over only $67m of its promised $475m. Congress has whittled down the president’s budget request for a further $400m to $100m. An accompanying piece of legislation to help switch US-AID’s efforts from emergency aid to long-term investment seems to have been torpedoed. Two dozen aid agencies recently warned Mr Obama of a “strong risk” that GAFSP would cease to exist.

Other countries are reneging too. Less than one-third of the promised $20 billion for agriculture turns out to be new money. Much of that has not arrived. A big cause of food-price rises is trade bans by exporters. The G20 has asked the Russian government to study how to block these. But Russia is one of the chief culprits: Foxes Inc regulating hencoop security.
Hungry for votes: How much do rich governments really worry about feeding the world?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
For every person who takes this short hunger quiz, a child will receive a warm meal thanks to an anonymous donor to the World Food Programme. Test your hunger IQ, then challenge your friends!
Take the quiz!

For every person who takes this short hunger quiz, a child will receive a warm meal thanks to an anonymous donor to the World Food Programme. Test your hunger IQ, then challenge your friends!

Take the quiz!

Friday, October 8, 2010 Monday, September 20, 2010
doctorswithoutborders:

A mother and child in Zinder, Niger. MSF has been treating malnutrition in Zinder region since 2005.
© Jean-François Herrera/MSF
Help end childhood malnutrition.

doctorswithoutborders:

A mother and child in Zinder, Niger. MSF has been treating malnutrition in Zinder region since 2005.

© Jean-François Herrera/MSF

Help end childhood malnutrition.

Saturday, August 7, 2010
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific development goals the world has ever agreed upon. These eight time-bound goals provide concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions. They include goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.
Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 and set to be achieved by 2015, the MDGs are both global and local, tailored by each country to suit specific development needs. They provide a framework for the entire international community to work together towards a common end – making sure that human development reaches everyone, everywhere. If these goals are achieved, world poverty will be cut by half, tens of millions of lives will be saved, and billions more people will have the opportunity to benefit from the global economy. The eight MDGs break down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators. 
Learn more…

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific development goals the world has ever agreed upon. These eight time-bound goals provide concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions. They include goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.

Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 and set to be achieved by 2015, the MDGs are both global and local, tailored by each country to suit specific development needs. They provide a framework for the entire international community to work together towards a common end – making sure that human development reaches everyone, everywhere. If these goals are achieved, world poverty will be cut by half, tens of millions of lives will be saved, and billions more people will have the opportunity to benefit from the global economy. 

The eight MDGs break down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators

Learn more…

Monday, July 26, 2010

doctorswithoutborders:

Malnutrition: Hundreds of Thousands of Children Under Threat in Sahel

Throughout Africa’s Sahel region, MSF works to treat and prevent malnutrition during a particularly extreme food and nutrition crisis.

Childhood malnutrition is not limited to the countries covered in Starved For Attention. Be part of the Doctors Without Borders campaign to rewrite the story of malnutrition for 195 million children.

YOU CAN HELP! Sign the petition and reblog to ask your followers to do the same.

Do it, you guys. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
doctorswithoutborders:

From the Starved for Attention film “Democratic Republic of Congo: The Malnutrition That Shouldn’t Be.”
Photos: DRC 2009 © Franco Pagetti/VII ——————————————————————————————————-
Take Action: SIGN THE PETITION

doctorswithoutborders:

From the Starved for Attention film “Democratic Republic of Congo: The Malnutrition That Shouldn’t Be.”

Photos: DRC 2009 © Franco Pagetti/VII
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Take Action: SIGN THE PETITION

Monday, June 28, 2010
195 million stories of malnutrition. Rewrite the story. 
Learn more and sign the petition from Doctors Without Borders.

195 million stories of malnutrition. Rewrite the story. 

Learn more and sign the petition from Doctors Without Borders.

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