To combat hunger, communities in Sierra Leone are turning to the fruits of their forests to supplement their diets and ensure they are consuming a diverse range of nutritious foods. Here, we share their recipe for a nourishing local dish.
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Once a year, in association with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Welthungerhilfe, we jointly publish the Global Hunger Index. This year’s report tracks the state of hunger worldwide, highlighting those places where action to address hunger is most urgently needed.
Continuing our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Concern’s Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Connell Foley, reflects on the state of hunger in the world – where progress is being made and what needs to change.
Concern communications officer, Catriona Loughran, visited drought-afflicted northern Kenya in February of this year. Now she reflects on her trip as the communities she visited continue to suffer the devestating consequences of the arid climate.
Significantly stunted growth and development, caused by chronic undernutrition, threatens almost a quarter of children around the world. We’re exploring the condition and its impacts on children’s lives and futures as healthy, productive human beings.
Burundi, one of the world’s poorest nations, has endured a myriad of challenges in recent years. Struggling to emerge from a fifteen year civil war, the landlocked country has experienced high levels of inflation, displacement and food insecurity. And unfortunately, extreme weather conditions in recent times have compounded the challenges facing this central African country.
The world has set an ambitious target to end hunger by 2030. There are many challenges ahead, but progress made since 2000 shows that where there’s a will, great progress can be made – and you can play your part! This World Food Day, we remember that we are the zero hunger generation – by joining together, we can end the scourge of hunger in our lifetimes.
The 2016 Global Hunger Index maps hunger levels across the world to identify improvements or deteriorations in food security in the world’s most vulnerable countries.
Now in its tenth year, the Global Hunger Index is an annual report published by Concern Worldwide, IFPRI and Welthungerhilfe which maps global hunger levels and identifies the improvements or the deterioration of food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This year’s Index also examines the complex relationship between hunger and conflict.
The UN General Assembly launches the new sustainable development goals this week. What can we hope for them to achieve?