Humanitarian world news: Famine in South Sudan

Famine has been declared in part of north central South Sudan’s Unity state. A million people are on the brink of famine, in addition to the 100,000 facing imminent starvation, according to U.N. agencies, including the World Food Program (WFP).

Humanitarian world news: Rich-poor food disparity increases

Humanitarian world news brings you a weekly selection of events and trends impacting people and the humanitarian community worldwide. This week’s top news includes a new study that highlights the widening rich-poor food disparity, the UN’s new leader, child workers freed in India, and the mistaken bombing of refugee camp in Nigeria.

Humanitarian world news: U.S. hunger

The number of hungry households in the U.S. continued a downward trend in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s household food security report.

Humanitarian world news: Hunger and conflict

Hunger and conflict are taking a heavy toll on children and families in the areas of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, and Chad near the Lake Chad water basin. Food production in Syria is at a record low as farmers are losing their ability to cultivate crops with dwindling resources. And areas of South Sudan could experience famine in the coming months if families are unable to access more food or livelihood help.

Thanksgiving: Kids give thanks for vegetables

KidREACH — a World Vision after-school, tutoring, and mentoring program — teaches kids about healthy eating and how to cultivate fruits and vegetables. Learn how the kids at Mount Vernon Elementary School in Brownton, West Virginia, are reading, writing, and gardening.