hunger

Homeless

Death by homelessness: Living on the streets cuts lives short, study finds – Cronkite News

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

World Hunger

UN: 2.3 billion people severely or moderately hungry in 2021 – Associated Press

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

Ukraine Invasion

EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis? – Associated Press

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.

National

Millions of hungry Americans turn to food banks for 1st time

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

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