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“Food one way to help displaced Syrians,” by William Lambers, (Opinion), Cincinnati Enquirer. “The debate on whether to admit a few thousand Syrian refugees into the United States misses the bigger picture.”
“Central Mass. college campuses tackle student hunger,” by Scott O'Connell Telegram & Gazette Staff, Worcester Telegram. “College is hard enough. On an empty stomach, it can become impossible for some students.”
“Obama, at Conference, Says U.S. Is Partly to Blame for Climate Change,” by Gardiner Harris, The New York Times. “President Obama told world leaders who gathered northeast of Paris on Monday for a climate conference that the United States is at least partly to blame for the life-threatening damage that environmental change has wrought, and he urged world leaders to join him in fixing the problem.”
“Pope Talks to Africa About Poverty, Climate, Greed,” by VOA News. “It is the first time this Pope has been to Africa. Three countries, 19 speeches, and big issues to address. These issues include poverty, the environment, and finding peace between Muslims and Christians.”
“Tackling climate change and fighting hunger should go hand-in-hand,” by José Graziano da Silva, (Opinion), Jakarta Post. “The COP 21 climate conference, to be held in Paris in the aftermath of the recent barbarian acts of terrorism, is a fresh opportunity for the international community to come together and show its commitment to the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the most appropriate way to promote a fairer, safer and more inclusive world, where no one is left behind.”
“Let’s resolve to end hunger,” by Patrick Leahy, (Opinion), Burlington Free Press. “Hunger and malnourishment are not confined to developing nations; they exist across the nation, and in our own communities.”
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.