UK Hunger

The Poor And Hungry Should Not Be Punished For Stealing Food

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK

Italy's top criminal court has ruled that a hungry homeless man who took a package of hot dogs from a supermarket committed no crime. Roman Ostriakov ...

Who Are the UK's 1.25million Destitute People?

Chris Mould | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Chris Mould

The Destitution Report is an important step towards understanding the severe impact of poverty in the UK, but we could do much more to identify the scale of the problem and to progress in tackling it.

Hunger Hurts: How Would Nigella Feed a Family During a Drought?

Himaya Quasem | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK
Himaya Quasem

The young women I met in Somaliland worry about the same things I do, but they are feeling fear instead of relief. Hunger is hurting families in Somaliland. Women, girls and mothers deserve our support. It's time to act before things get worse.

Foodbank Use Is Soaring But The People Using Them Aren't Who You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK

A record number of Britons are now using foodbanks, new analysis has revealed, with many of their customers being skilled workers or disabled people u...

Hunger Hurts: Extreme Weather is Killing Crops and Causing Hunger

Mike Noyes | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK
Mike Noyes

El Nino has caused the lowest recorded rainfall across parts of Southern Africa in decades. Crops and livestock are dying as drought takes hold. El Nino has already made more than 34 million people hungry in Eastern and Southern Africa. That number is set to double in the next 12 months.

The World Must Step Up and Respond to Ethiopia's Drought Crisis

Helle Thorning-Schmidt | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Politics
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

The complexities of this crisis go beyond the very real human need I saw playing out in Fedeto. Were it faced with this drought alone, the Government of Ethiopia would have a heady, but manageable task. Sadly, all indications of the climate change trajectory suggest that this is not an isolated case of drought, but rather the paradigm for what is yet to come.

Change Is in Our Pocket - This Fairtrade Fortnight Stand Up for Farmers

Michael Gidney | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Michael Gidney

As our annual Fairtrade Fortnight gets underway this week (Feb 29th - March 13th) thousands of people across the UK will "sit down for breakfast, and ...

Remembering 'The Forgotten Crisis'

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The international response to what took place and what continues to take place is both a travesty and injustice. Hundreds of thousands of Innocent men, women and children fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad and Cameroon but more than 600,000 people remain displaced inside the country with many trapped inside enclaves they cannot escape.

On the Precipice of Disaster

Michael Van Koesveld | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Michael Van Koesveld

Since the conflict escalated in March last year, 30 civilians are made casualties of war every day in Yemen. Houses and hospitals are bombed, whole civilian areas cut-off and under siege, and people are fleeing for their lives on a daily basis. After nine months of fighting, the country is sinking into a disaster of immense proportions and deeply tragic consequences.

New Cross-Party Move To Help Poor Children In School

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Politics

A bill to automatically direct Government cash to Britain’s poorest children has won cross-party backing from more than 100 MPs. Labour MP Frank ...

Hunger in the UK - Do You Really Believe It's True?

Sarah Chapman | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Sarah Chapman

Today's Feeding Britain 2015-16 report by a cross-party group of MPs, led by the impressive Frank Field, highlights the 'tragedy' that there are still people across our country going hungry.

How Long Will It Take to End Child Malnutrition: 15 or 150 Years?

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics
Sabrina de Souza

If we get this right, my great-great-granddaughter won't be witnessing the end to malnutrition, I will. And so will you.

Let's Not Forget Seasonal Hunger in Sustainable Development Policymaking

Libby Blanchard | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK
Libby Blanchard

Agricultural development through productivity improvements, crop intensification, irrigation, and investment in infrastructure has significantly improved food security and the seasonal dimension of hunger worldwide in recent years. Yet seasonal hunger still persists among the rural poor, and should not be lost within poverty statistics or forgotten when addressing chronic hunger in policymaking.

The New Conservative Government Needs to Prioritise Ending the Injustice of Hunger

Rose Caldwell | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK
Rose Caldwell

As the post-election dust settles and MPs start to move into their new offices in Whitehall, I want the Department for International Development (DFID) to prioritise the injustice of hunger and undernutrition; a leading cause of child mortality accounting for one-third of all deaths of children under five.

Living Below the Line So That Others Can Rise Above It

Jeremy Horner | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK
Jeremy Horner

At emerge poverty free we work through local partners in East Africa to help people lift themselves out of poverty. Sometimes this is through an education project or by provision of clean water, and sometimes it is by establishing a demonstration farm, so that local communities can learn about improved farming techniques and better crops.

The Food Waste Revolution Putting an End to Hunger

Leo Garbutt | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Set up by Adam Smith in early 2013, the café attempts to reverse the town's hardship. Its colourful exterior beams across the cracked pavement with a banner reading "pay as you feel", tempting customers inside.

Live Like a Burundian - The Hungriest People in the World

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

My charity Send a Cow, is currently one of a number signed up to Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line campaign. It encourages people to live for five days on what the world's poorest survive on for a lifetime. In the UK that means eating and drinking on £1 a day.

A Modest Proposal for Feeding Africa

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

By pooling resources, farmer associations are able to set up seed banks, storage facilities and savings and credit groups, thus reducing the costs and risks farmers face and maximising their collective income.

Zlatan Ibrahimović's Mysterious New Body Art Could Feed Millions

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Sport

He may be one of the biggest names in world football, but it was the names of the 50 people mysteriously tattooed to Zlatan Ibrahimović's body that g...

The Trouble With Cheap Meat

Andrew Wander | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Wander

But the injustices of intensive meat production aren't limited to the animals involved, or the natural environment, or the people unfortunate enough to live close to industrial farms. It's worse than that.

2014: Year of the Poor?

Dave Clements | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

The badly off, and the rest of us for that matter, are being stalked by a political class and charitable sector more interested in changing people's behaviour than solving society's problems.

How Youngsters Are Leading the Fight Against Food Poverty

Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Up to 4.3 million tonnes of surplus food is produced each year, but only 2% of that goes to charities to feed the hungry. Around 3.7 million tonnes of this is destroyed or burned. While the political pressure simmers, an army of young activists are striving to tackle these issues from the front line. Chief amongst them is Grace Jones, a 15-year-old campaigner from Croydon.

Bob Geldof's African Complex

Ronnie Joice | Posted 18.01.2015 | 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 17.01.2015 | 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 13.12.2014 | 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...