Latest Hunger News

Taliban to hold meeting in Norway next week

Jan. 21, 2022 09:21 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Taliban delegation plans to travel to Norway next week for talks with the Norwegian government and several allied countries, as well as meetings with civil society activists and human rights defenders from Afghanistan. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry...

UAE envoy: Yemen's Houthis used missiles in Abu Dhabi attack

Jan. 19, 2022 15:12 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels used cruise and ballistic missiles, in addition to drones, in an attack on Abu Dhabi this week that killed three people and set off fires at a fuel depot and an international airport, the Emirati ambassador to the United States said...

Drone attack in Abu Dhabi claimed by Yemen's rebels kills 3

Jan. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people on Monday and sparked a fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport. Emirati police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one...

Bidens pack carrots, apples into boxes during food bank stop

Jan. 16, 2022 16:06 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers Sunday at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The couple traveled about a half-hour from...

This will be South Sudan's hungriest year ever, experts say

Jan. 09, 2022 03:13 AM EST

OLD FANGAK, South Sudan (AP) — Nyayiar Kuol cradled her severely malnourished 1-year-old daughter as they traveled for 16 hours on a crowded barge to the nearest hospital to their home in rural South Sudan. For months she had been feeding her four children just once a day, unable to cultivate...

Yemen rebels allow UN flights temporarily into Sanaa airport

Dec. 28, 2021 07:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said Tuesday they are temporarily allowing U.N. humanitarian flights to land at the airport in the capital, Sanaa, following a weeklong halt in flights into the northern, rebel-held territory. The rebel Houthis, who control Sanaa and...

AP PHOTOS: Afghans desperate; Taliban face economic ruin

Dec. 27, 2021 02:35 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The bitter cold of Afghanistan’s winter has small children huddled beneath blankets in makeshift camps. Sick babies in hospitals lie wrapped in their mothers' all-enveloping burqas. Long lines at food distribution centers have become overwhelming as Afghanistan sinks...

Indiana hunters have donated enough venison for 2M meals

Dec. 25, 2021 00:13 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Debra Treesh’s children moved away, she and her husband didn’t need as much venison, but they didn’t know what to do with the leftovers. That’s when she contacted a local food bank. “And they went nuts,” said Treesh, who owns a small butcher...

COVID-19 spike worsens Africa’s severe poverty, hunger woes

Dec. 24, 2021 02:52 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Outside a foreign currency exchange in Zimbabwe’s capital, hordes of people desperate for U.S. dollars are pushed up against each other. “That’s it, keep it tight,” some shout, trying to prevent others from jumping the line to buy the money that...

Defectors from North Korea pray for resettlement victims

Dec. 19, 2021 22:54 PM EST

NIIGATA, Japan (AP) — Eiko Kawasaki stood at the port of Niigata, the place from which she left for North Korea more than 60 years ago, and tossed chrysanthemum flowers into the sea to pray for her peers who could not come back. Then she burst into tears. As a 17-year-old girl...