World Food Day is celebrated on Oct. 16, but in Yemen people are eating leaves just to survive. A civil war between a Saudi Arabia-led coalition against Iran-backed Houthi rebels has plunged the already impoverished country near(er to) famine.
If we do anything on World Food Day, let’s feed Yemen’s starving population. We must end the war and hunger that is killing civilians. We must ensure humanitarian access to every part of Yemen so people can get life-saving food and nutrition.
All Yemenis are at risk of some calamity in this war. Bombs are hitting homes, schools and hospitals.
See my full commentary in the Albuquerque Journal:
Today, Oct. 16, is World Food Day. Around 805 million people globally will mark the occasion suffering from hunger. If they are fortunate, they might find one meal the whole day.
Read the article at Examiner.
The Oct. 13 editorial, “Borlaug Vision Brings World to Iowa,” highlights the World Food Prize event this week in Des Moines.
It’s worth noting, too, that surrounding this critical world hunger symposium is a landscape filled with humanitarian heroes of the past. The most recognizable, of course, are Norman Borlaug and Herbert Hoover, who saved many millions of lives. But there are many others whose names we may not know.
Read my article at The Des Moines Register
Happy World Food Day October 16th!