After facing famine last year, South Sudan’s hunger crisis is set to worsen this year as the dry season looms.Currently 4.8 million South Sudanese are severely food insecure; that number is expected to climb to 5.1 million in 2018.

Venezuela’s economic collapse has led to a scourge of malnutrition that has killed scores of children, concealed by a “near-total blackout of health statistics.”The New York Times’ 5-month probe into 21 public hospitals found 2,800 child malnutrition cases in the last year…

In 30 of 38 sub-Saharan African countries, hunger remains “unacceptably common,” making the region the most undernourished in the developing world.The Global Hunger Index: Africa edition, based on 2016 data, measured rates of undernourishment, children under 5 who are…

Climate change as a key aggravator of world hunger was the primary topic at the 2nd International Conference on Water and Climate organized by the World Water Council and held earlier this week in France.  

A combination of increased conflict and the effects of climate change are leading to an increase in world hunger, according to a new report produced by 5 UN agencies.

Large families signify status and success for northern Nigerian men. Consider bricklayer Mohammed Umar, who lacks formal education, struggles to feed and support 4 wives and 17 children in Kano city, where 80% of children are stunted.   According to a national health survey…

Malnutrition, thirst, and hunger are severe problems in Colombia’s La Guajira province. Between 2009 and 2013, malnutrition killed 278 children, according to Colombia's national statistics agency, a shocking 99% of them from the country's largest indigenous tribe, the Wayuu…

The UN reports that 6 years of fighting, weather conditions and the soaring costs of farming have sent food production in Syria plummeting to a record low. In the past 5 years, wheat output has dropped by more than half and the availability of livestock has seen staggering…

A month after Hurricane Matthew blew through Haiti causing at least 546 deaths, 800,000 residents are in desperate need of food, and the fight for scarce resources is undermining order, reports The Washington Post.  

While many have focused on Haiti’s immediate post-Hurricane Matthew threats like cholera and tetanus, hunger is a serious concern, says Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer.   During his recent visit, a friend in the Ministry of Health told him the October 4 hurricane…