UK Hunger

Bob Geldof's African Complex

Ronnie Joice | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ronnie Joice

Here's a wild thought: Could Bob Geldof turn out to become one of Africa's worst enemies despite his original masterstroke of giving a platform to ageing rockers, publicity-hungry pop stars and dubious has-been singers to help promote their all-conquering charitable efforts?

The Hidden Impacts of Ebola

Bella Mosselmans | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bella Mosselmans

It is vitally important that Ebola in West Africa and its hidden impacts receive the attention they need.

We Need to Ensure Food Quality and Quantity If We Want to Tackle Hunger in All Its Forms

Rose Caldwell | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Rose Caldwell

Hidden hunger is caused by a lack of nutritious food and results in insufficient essential vitamins and minerals being absorbed into the body. It can have long-term, irreversible health effects as well as socioeconomic consequences that can erode a person's well-being and development. By affecting people's productivity, it can also take a toll on countries' economies...

From Crisis to Catastrophe in South Sudan

Mark Goldring | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK
Mark Goldring

Oxfam and other aid agencies are warning that rival groups in South Sudan are regrouping ready to resume violence once the rainy season ends this month. An upsurge in fighting would exacerbate what is already the world's worst food crisis and could lead to famine. The number of people facing dangerous levels of hunger is expected to increase by one million between January and March.

To the Leaders of South Sudan: Look Into Your Heart and Ask for Forgiveness for the Things You've Done

Aimee Ansari | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Aimee Ansari

Before this conflict started in December, there was no inspiring and unifying vision of what South Sudan could be. The hope and optimism that came with independence is gone. Instead, there is now fear, mistrust and disillusionment between the people of South Sudan. An amazing opportunity has been squandered. It may take years to re-build a sense of unity.

Are We Living in a Real Life 'Hunger Games'?

Patricia Evans | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK
Patricia Evans

While there are some members of Europe's population who seem to be enjoying a financially sustainable lifestyle, how can authorities help those growing number of food insecure people? Are the efforts put forth to curb the global food crisis enough to solve the enormous problem?

Hunger Close To Home

David Bradford | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK
David Bradford

Food banks in Lewes, East Sussex, the town of Bill's breakfasts, artisan loaves and gourmet everything? There must be some mistake... surely? My week...

World Refugee Day: Shameful That Tens of Thousands of Children in South Sudan Could Die From Lack of Food

Rose Caldwell | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Rose Caldwell

Almost a million people have been forced to leave their homes in South Sudan following months of violent conflict. Over one million are displaced and dispersed in hard to reach areas in the country, and over 350,000 more have fled South Sudan for refuge in neighbouring nations.

What the Media Forgot to Tell You: Extreme Poverty Is on the Way Out

Hans Zomer | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

We live in an age of mass media. Magazines, television, books, radio and social media provide us with a constant flow of information, news, entertainment and education. We now have access to information that previous generations could only dream of...

Food Companies Must Act on Climate Change to Tackle Hunger

Ben Phillips | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Ben Phillips

The food industry is part of the problem, but it can also clearly play an important role in being the solution. The 'Big 10' must as sector leaders act to on the one hand climate-proof their businesses but also climate-proof the future so there is enough food on the table today and tomorrow.

Sleepless in South Sudan

Aimee Ansari | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Aimee Ansari

I smelled the decaying bodies in Haiti after the earthquake and I got ill because of the terrible fumes of the dead buried under buildings in Lebanon after the bombings. That was nothing compared to the massacres and violence happening in South Sudan now. I won't go into the details; they're too gory, too much everything.

Jessica Elgot

Our Health Is Getting Worse, For The First Time Since WW2, Experts Warn

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

The UK is in danger of standards of nutrition regressing decades and undoing the advances made since World War Two, a coalition of 170 public health e...

Take Practical Action and Live Below the Line

Gemma Hume | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Gemma Hume

I've run the London Marathon, cycled 100km, done soup diets and climbed mountains, but this has been the most physically and mentally gruelling challenge of my life.

Rwanda - 20 Years on From the Genocide

Rose Caldwell | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Rose Caldwell

In the immediate aftermath of the genocide it was hard for me, as a young accountant volunteering with Concern Worldwide in East Africa, to imagine that Rwanda would ever achieve the level of peace, stability and economic recovery that it has today.

Never Has the Phrase 'Adapt or Die' Been So Apt

Ben Price | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Price

The world over, we are seeing ever more cases of extreme weather, from the recent floods in the UK to wild fires in Australia. With each incident comes the familiar assurances that - this time - the necessary action will be taken to make sure there is no repeat. The reality is we have no choice, as every country faces the fact that climate change - and its impact on the weather - is no longer a distant prediction, but a daily reality. And for the poorest people on the planet, the need to change is not just a matter of saving money, but saving lives.

Tory Peers Said Some Pretty Insulting Things About Food Banks Last Night

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

Lord Tebbit has called on the government to investigate if people using food banks are in fact spending their money on junk food. Speaking in the H...

Living Without Food

Chris Malla | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malla

On 4 March 2014, I witnessed a group of police officers forcibly move on some homeless people around Newland Avenue in Hull, the heart of the city's student population. Their only crime was being homeless, which I don't feel is a crime, and certainly doesn't justify the treatment they received. I felt helpless, and had to carry on home, angry...

Day Two of My 40 Day 'End Hunger Fast'

Keith Hebden | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Hebden

After months of organising, meetings, prayer, and listening to grassroots groups, bishops and charities I have finally begun my forty day fast. For the next forty days - Ash Wednesday until Palm Sunday - I'm going to eat no food. I'll have a glass of fruit juice each morning and the water left over from steamed vegetables in the evening; and keep hydrated of course.

Rachel Johnson's BBC 'Poverty Safari' Made Her Feel Guilty About A £3 Coffee

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Ex-magazine editor Rachel Johnson, sister to London Mayor Boris Johnson, has said she now feels "guilty" spending £3 on a coffee after observing how ...

Starvation Is a War Crime - The World's Message to Parties of the Syria Conflict

Justin Byworth | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Justin Byworth

"If you can't stop the war then at least send us steel shelters so children have somewhere to hide, and send us some food so that people don't starve. The children in Syria are so hungry they are eating mud." These are the stark words of 12-year-old Syrian refugee Zeina to world leaders ahead of peace talks this week, which will determine her country's fate.

What the Foodbank Debate Tells Us

Stephen Timms | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Timms

The debate about foodbanks exposes the dark secret at the heart of this government: they just don't care. Asked about the growth of foodbanks, David Cameron always gives the same reply: that demand for foodbanks went up tenfold under Labour. He is implying that things are no worse now than before the election. The facts, however, tell a different story. One of the reasons the extraordinary Trussell Trust has proved so irksome to government is that it keeps meticulous statistics. And it refuses to suppress them.

Don't Turn Your Diet Into a Round of The Hunger Games

Emily Maguire | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Maguire

Maintaining a stable blood sugar level is one of the keys to success when embarking on a weight loss journey, as this is what can trigger cravings, increase your appetite, and leave you feeling extremely fatigued.

74 Countries Celebrate Food Revolution Day

Food Revolution | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Food Revolution

Food Revolution Day is all about joining together with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to make noise about good food and essential cooking skills and we couldn't be more amazed at just how many people embraced the day!

Banks Making BILLIONS In Food Price Bets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Five major banks made an estimated £2.2 billion over two years from betting on the price of food including wheat, maize and soy, which has sparked ac...

British Children Living In Cold And Damp, Study Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Britain's children are living in cold, cramped homes, infested with damp and mould, because parents cannot afford to keep them warm, according to new ...