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UN Day Reminds Us that While Imperfect, the UN Plays a Critical Role in our World

For many, the existence of the United Nations is a simple fact of life, but of course, that wasn’t always…

October 24, 2019
Blog Post

#HerImpact: Women Leaders and the Battle Against Hunger and Poverty

In 2007, droughts in grain-producing nations, rising fuel prices, global unemployment, and famine sent shockwaves through the international community and…

September 18, 2019
Young women sits under her stand where she sells a large number of watermelons.
Blog Post

It’s Time to Break the Deadly Link Between Conflict and Hunger

Conflict is now the leading cause of acute hunger worldwide. Approximately 49 million people facing acute hunger live in…

May 31, 2019
Blog Post

A Wrong Inflicted: Mass Starvation in the 21st Century

Alex de Waal writes that modern famines do not occur by chance, but are rather the consequence of deliberate acts committed by political-military elites in pursuit of their strategic objectives.

May 3, 2019
In the News

This African nation is now the ‘most dangerous place in the world for children’

Beset by a raging civil war and looming famine, the Central African Republic is in shambles.

March 6, 2019
InterAction Quoted

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world, warns UN

An estimated 24 million people need assistance and protection in Yemen, the UN warned on Thursday. With famine threatening hundreds of thousands of lives, humanitarian aid is increasingly becoming the only lifeline for millions across the country.

February 14, 2019
A man caries a chirldren during the Yemen Crisis
Issue

Crises & Countries in Conflict

We monitor and offer support to members working to address crises happening around the world, such as natural disasters or man-made famines, as well as countries in conflict where civilians may be harmed by ongoing fighting.

February 7, 2019
Firemen spray water on a large pile of smoldering rubble. Smoke fills the sky behind them.
In the News

Q&A: Why peace talks on CAR really matter

As a new round of peace talks between armed groups and the government of Central African Republic is scheduled to begin this week, the UN’s top humanitarian official in CAR warns that continued violence could push the country closer to famine.

January 22, 2019
Blog Post

Solutions Over Pessimism: A Key to Global Progress in 2019

"We can prevent crises before they start, and we can help to protect people when they are endangered." Sam Worthington.

January 21, 2019
Statement

NGO Statement of Support: International Food Assistance Programs in the Final 2018 Farm Bill

The Farm Bill advances key reforms to the Food for Peace program that our community supports.

December 12, 2018