Here is how the UN is fighting Hunger in Somalia

How the international community saves lives in conflict prone countries or insecure places is becoming increasingly relevant and important to global affairs. With more people displaced around the world than at any time since World War Two there is an urgen...

Cautious Optimism, Syria Edition

It's been four days since the cessation of hostilities went into effect in Syria. For a conflict that has only consistently and relentlessly intensified for the past five years, there has now been the longest period of sustained de-escalation around the countr...

El Nino and Hunger in Africa

One of the most important global stories going into the New Year will be the effect of El Nino on food supplies in the Horn of Africa and in Southern Africa.So far, this looming threat has not garnered too much media attention.  But among aid professionals...

Could You Eat on $13.50 a Month?

Life is about to get measurably more difficult for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Because of a funding shortfall, the World Food Program is forced to reduce by half the amount of food assistance it provides to hundreds of thousands of Syr...