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Helping Syrian refugee children with school meals

There is a silent crisis unfolding every day in Jordan and throughout the Middle East. It is another devastating effect of Syria’s civil war.

Syrian refugees are falling deeper into hunger. Children are suffering the most, being forced to work and beg to provide for their family.

Read the full article at The Jordan Times.

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UNICEF gives warning on Yemen

There is more alarming news coming from war-torn Yemen. UNICEF, the children’s relief agency, says that deadly malnutrition is escalating very quickly.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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World fails Syrian refugees, aid being reduced

The United Nations issued an alarming report yesterday on the failure of the international community to meet the humanitarian needs of Syrian war refugees.

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Funds urgently needed for hunger relief in Yemen

The UN World Food Programme, in a report released today, says it urgently needs donations to feed millions of starving Yemenis. The civil war in Yemen has caused food shortages in the already impoverished country.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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Libya: a forgotten hunger crisis

As Libya has descended into conflict and chaos, hunger has escalated. The UN reports that fighting and displacement has seriously disrupted agriculture.

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Wall Street Journal Letter on Iraq Crisis

Close to three million Iraqis have been displaced since last year. They depend on food aid from the international community.

See my letter in the Wall Street Journal.

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Food for Peace: A Lifeline for Yemen

Yemen is suffering through a civil war, Al-Qaeda and now ISIS. But the most powerful of enemies is silent and unseen.

It is hunger. It is malnutrition, which threatens the lives of small children. Hunger and malnutrition are growing at an alarming rate throughout Yemen.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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Iraq Strategy Should Also Fight Hunger

President Obama has admitted the lack of a complete strategy for war-torn Iraq. This is true in more ways than one. Food aid for starving Iraqis is being tragically overlooked.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to reduce rations for some Iraqi war victims because of low funding. If WFP does not get more funding soon, food aid for 1.8 million displaced Iraqis may come to a halt.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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Farming for Peace in Syria

Summer is when we get to enjoy fresh and yummy fruits and vegetables. Just by taking a walk down the street you may see a farmer with their food stand all set up and ready for business.

It’s corn, peaches, tomatoes, potatoes and so many other good foods. It’s something we take for granted during these warm months.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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Tears Tell Story of Syria’s War Victims

Nahed, a Syrian mother, once had a good life. She was a school teacher in Rural Damascus. It was a middle-class living that could provide for her family. But all that changed when the civil war came to her country.

The fighting between the government and rebel groups forced Nahed and her family to flee their home.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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