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Columbus Dispatch Oped: In war zones, feeding kids in school solves 2 problems

As we remember V-E Day (May 8, 1945) and the Allies’ victory in World War II Europe, let’s also think of the unsung heroes. Throughout Europe there was another war raging against hunger.

U.S. and British pilots heroically airlifted food into the Netherlands, where people were starving under Nazi occupation.

U.S. Army Col. O.J. Bizzozero and a Red Cross official, Kevin Silber, had a great idea for feeding hungry children in recently liberated Italy.

Bizzozero exclaimed: “You would have to go into the schools. Schools are the place to go.” Silber replied, “In that way we could furnish milk to children who need it, and at the same time stimulate school attendance.” Soup and vegetables were provided to hungry schoolchildren in Italy.

This emergency school feeding, which the Allies did throughout Europe, is one of the best ways to help the suffering children of war. It’s a lesson we should well remember because at this very moment children are hungry and missing out on education because of conflict.

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Ukraine: trapped civilians low on food

The United Nations is reporting heavy fighting in the Ukraine, with more civilians fleeing for their lives. Some are now trapped in bomb shelters or basements, with little or no food, water and other basics

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Typhoon Hagupit: an update on damage to agriculture

Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) is still roaring through the Philippines with heavy rain and high winds. Over one million people have been forced away from their homes.

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Typhoon Hagupit: Save the Children prepares emergency response

Typhoon Hagupit is hours away from the Philippines, bringing 150 mile per hour winds and heavy rains. Even more tragic is that the storm is headed toward the same area leveled by last year’s Typhoon Haiyan.

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Save the Children’s plumpy plan to fight hunger

Afghanistan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, and Somalia are just some of the countries that live constantly on the brink of famine. Children are threatened with malnutrition on a daily basis.

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Food can save education for Syrian refugees

A great tragedy is unfolding in the Middle East with the children of Syria. A civil war, now in its 4th year, has forced over three million Syrians to flee to neighboring countries, including Jordan and Iraq. About half of these war victims are children.

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NBA star helping children in war-torn South Sudan

NBA star Loul Deng is coming to the rescue of children victimized by the war in South Sudan. Deng has teamed up with Save the Children, one of the charities providing aid in the war-torn country. South Sudan is the home country of Deng, who has played for the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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