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My Interview with Nimdoma Sherpa, Mt. Everest climber and humanitarian hero

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Nimdoma Sherpa raises the Zero Hunger flag in Nepal to kick off the campaign to end world hunger (World Food Programme photo)

Nimdoma Sherpa, at just the age of 17, became the youngest woman ever to climb Mount Everest. This was just the beginning of her amazing feats. She has gone on to scale numerous mountains with her team of Nepalese climbers called the Seven Summit Women.

Never forgetting her roots, Nimdoma has become an ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the largest hunger relief organization. As a child growing up in Nepal, Nimdoma received school meals from WFP. She knows firsthand what a difference food and nutrition can make for a hungry child.

Last year after devastating earthquakes struck Nepal, Nimdoma and the Seven Summit Women faced their greatest challenge. The United Nations also called upon Nimdoma for a special mission for Sustainable Development Goal Number 2, Zero Hunger. Read more in the following interview with Nimdoma.

 

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Can task force ensure humanitarian aid for Syrians?

On Friday the Task Force on Humanitarian Access in Syria met in Geneva to discuss plans for bringing life-saving supplies immediately into besieged areas. There are currently 500,000 Syrians who are starving in areas blocked off by the combatants of the brutal civil war.

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Ban Ki-moon recalls Korean War humanitarian crisis

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UN official says Yemeni cities low on food

Food supplies are starting to reach the Yemeni city of Taiz, which has been under siege from a civil war. Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, has been engulfed in conflict since last year.

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WFP director to make speech on Syria at UN

The director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will be making a speech about Syria before the Security Council on Wednesday. The speech will take place at 10 a.m. eastern time.

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How to lead your school against world hunger

Getting organized is the first step. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) just released its University Pack to help students get started.

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Video: Dwight Eisenhower at the United Nations in 1960

Excerpts from a speech by President Dwight Eisenhower at the United Nations in September, 1960. Eisenhower discusses Africa and building world peace. See the video at YouTube.

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