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Expert sources:Paul Macek
Drought, food crisis, famine: What's the difference?
The needNutritious food is a critical building block for children’s growth and development. Half of all childhood deaths can be traced to malnutrition. And when parents are weakened by hunger, they cannot work, grow crops or provide for their families.
|Severe food shortages result from factors that often compound each other:|
Nutritious food is a critical building block for children’s growth and development.
Food for Education Program
Through World Vision's Food for Education program, students in Afghanistan who attend school and perform well can receive food to take home to their families.
Stories from the Niamey camps
Families driven from their homes in search of work or food talk about their life in temporary camps in Niamey, Niger.
A young boy in a refugee camp in Southern Africa eats his rice. The food crisis in Southern Africa grows worse by the day as grain prices continue to rise.
In Honduras at a World Vision distribution center, a pregnant mother receives essential food supplies to prevent malnutrition.
|04/10/2012||Underground forest can end famine|
|11/22/2011||Microfinance Focus: FAO and World Vision boost global food security|
|11/17/2011||Looming food crisis in West Africa, World Vision warns|
|05/27/2011||G8 gives a nod to promises for the world's poorest, shelves them for another year|
|OPEN LETTER to First Ladies at the G8 Leaders' Summit|
As higher food prices push many into hunger, World Vision calls on leaders to address crisis
|02/16/2011||Alliance for Food Security urges House not to cut international food aid|
|02/08/2011||Drought, lack of food threaten millions in Horn of Africa, says World Vision|
|11/11/2010||G20 urged to tackle food security, avert another global crisis|
|03/11/2010||Nutritional aid is cost-effective measure against health and hunger problems|