Photo: Elizabeth DaCosta shares resources with Troy Burell as she conducts the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count in downtown Phoenix. (File photo by Monserrat Apud/Cronkite News) Living on the streets isn’t just dangerous. It’s deadly, a new study finds. Older people who live in homeless shelters, encampments or without traditional housing are 3.5 times more likely
Photo: People shop for food in a market in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 Martin Kopf needs natural gas to run his family’s company, Zinkpower GmbH, which rustproofs steel components in western Germany. Zinkpower’s facility outside Bonn uses gas to keep 600 tons of zinc worth 2.5 million euros ($2.5 million) in a
41% of Arizona adults have skipped or missed meals this year. This equates to 2,294,278 people. Inflation has peaked to a 40–year high, leading to an overall 12% surge in the cost of groceries in the food-at-home sector, as compared to May last year. From May 2021 to May 2022, this includes a 32.2% increase in the price of eggs;
The spike in food, fuel and fertilizer prices sparked by the war in Ukraine is threatening to push countries around the world into famine, bringing “global destabilization, starvation and mass migration on an unprecedented scale,” a top U.N. official warned Wednesday. David Beasley, head of the U.N. World Food Program, said its latest analysis shows
Photo: Farmer Serhiy gestures standing near a mound of grain in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries.
The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation’s heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work, his wife needed surgery, then the virus began eating away at her work hours and her paycheck. The Crawfords had no savings, mounting bills and a growing dread: What if