Nepal: UN WFP to provide food to earthquake victims

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says food aid will be needed for victims of a devastating earthquake today in Nepal. The 7.9 magnitude quake has caused thousands of casualties and destroyed buildings and homes.

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Nepal: CRS prepares response to massive earthquake

A massive earthquake struck Nepal and parts of India today. Early reports show hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and severe damage to buildings, homes and transportation routes.

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Eisenhower’s Food for Peace at work in Ukraine

The war in the Ukraine has created a hunger emergency for thousands of civilians. A program started way back by President Dwight Eisenhower has started coming to the rescue.

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Yarmouk: an update on the hunger emergency

The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said today it’s still desperately trying to gain access to the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria. The camp, home to Palestinian refugees, has been caught in the crossfire of the Syrian Civil War

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Oxfam warns about South Sudan crisis

The charity Oxfam is warning that South Sudan has reached a breaking point as conflict and a collapsed economy take their toll. A severe hunger crisis could threaten over 3 million people by June.

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CRS, Good Shepherd Sisters help Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The Bekaa Valley in Lebanon lies near the border with Syria. It was once a part of the Roman Empire. Today, this valley is one of the escape routes for Syrians fleeing the brutal civil war in their country.

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Learn about hunger in your congressional district

A new, interactive map by Feeding America lets you find out the rate of hunger in your state, county and congressional district. The Map the Meal Gap 2015 lets you see where hunger resides in America.

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