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“Climate Change Could Drive More Than 100 Million Into Poverty by 2030, Report Says,” by Justin Worland, Time. “Climate change could drive more than 100 million people into poverty by 2030 largely due to difficulties producing crops, according to a new World Bank report.”
“Should Washington bring back parole?” by Nina Shapiro, Seattle Times. “In Washington state, a fledgling movement is looking at bringing back parole to reduce the number of people behind bars. Liberals and conservatives nationwide are questioning “tough-on-crime” policies that have contributed to the world’s highest incarceration rate.”
“Feed the Future announces progress in fight against global hunger and poverty,” by Reliefweb. “Today at an event on Capitol Hill, Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative, announced that developing countries are making substantial progress against global hunger, poverty and malnutrition, thanks in part to U.S. Government support.”
“Coates laments mass incarceration,” by Safiya Merchant, Battle Creek Enquirer. “Between 1963 and 1993, murder, robbery and aggravated assault rates significantly increased in the United States, best-selling author and respected journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates told a packed Kalamazoo auditorium Tuesday.”
“World Bank chief tells Stanford audience that ending extreme poverty is possible,” by Beth Duff-Brown, Stanford University News. “Stanford students belong to the first generation that could witness the end of extreme global poverty – in what would be one of humankind's greatest achievements – the head of the World Bank said during an Oct. 29 talk on campus.”
“Holy See: Reducing hunger means helping war-torn regions,” by Vatican Radio. “The Holy See Delegation to the United Nations on Monday pointed out progress made in reducing hunger around the world remains ‘uneven.’”
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.