UK Hunger

Rwanda - 20 Years on From the Genocide

Rose Caldwell | Posted 04.04.2014 | 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 23.03.2014 | 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 14.03.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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 ...

Jessica Elgot

10 Silly Things People Say About Food Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

It's an embarrassing fact for the coalition government, that soaring numbers of people turning to emergency food banks. More than 350,000 people re...

The Role of Resilience in Achieving Food and Nutrition Security

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK
Sabrina de Souza

When countries face crises, such as droughts, floods and famines, it can leave thousands, sometimes millions of people, without access to food or liv...

Syria: We Must Turn UN Security Council Words Into Action

Cat Carter | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Cat Carter

A year ago, almost to the day, I visited a refugee settlement on the Syria border, and it changed everything for me... Nothing prepared me for what I found a year ago. Instead of a population in need of aid, I found families outraged by the international silence surrounding the brutality of the conflict they had fled.

Education Transforms

Pauline Rose | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

People around the world know that education is the key to a better life. Voters from over 190 countries who responded to the United Nations My World survey said providing a good education for all was the best way to build a better world. There's a huge gap between that goal and reality, however: 250million children are still being denied a chance to learn the basics.

Shit Matters: Improving Access to Water Is Key to Child Survival

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Sabrina de Souza

Thursday morning 7.00am Alarm goes off... snooze 7.18am Alarm goes off for the second time... probably time to get up 7.20am Use toilet 7.21am Fl...

Should Food Feed People or Cars?

Richard C.W. Miller | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK
Richard C.W. Miller

There is plenty of science, including from the European Commission, proving that many types of biofuels are actually worse for the climate than the fossil fuels they were meant to replace. The green argument for biofuels simply doesn't hold up.

Access for All

Claire Blackburn | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK
Claire Blackburn

The treatment of malnutrition has revolutionised over the last few years, with the development of Ready to-Use Therapeutic Foods meaning more children than ever can receive life-saving treatment at home, in the comfort of their own community. However, as I recently discovered when I visited West Pokot in Kenya, there are still a high number of malnourished children who are not yet accessing treatment.

Enabling Mothers to Breastfeed: Key to Reducing Undernutrition

Sabrina de Souza | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sabrina de Souza

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) exclusive breastfeeding rates have stagnated, with less than 40% of infants under six months of age being exclusively breastfed.

A Fairtrade Future

Tom Brake | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Brake

International development matters. It matters to the people who live in absolute poverty, it matters to the children who go to bed hungry each night, it matters to the women who die in childbirth because they do not have access to basic healthcare and it matters to me.

Food Bank Use Tripled After Welfare Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

Three times as many people received emergency supplies from Trussell Trust food banks in the three months from April this year compared with the same ...

End Hunger in Africa

Davinder Kumar | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Politics
Davinder Kumar

The mood in Addis Ababa is a mix of anticipation and sheer optimism. Today, African and international leaders are meeting in a historic summit at the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital with the sole mandate to meet their biggest challenge - to end hunger in Africa by 2025.

Beyond the War on Terror There Is Hunger... And Hope

Jehangir Malik | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK
Jehangir Malik

As Ramadan approaches, we're urging the Muslim community and the wider public to look behind the headlines and stereotypes associated with war and terrorism and support our vital humanitarian work in the midst of conflict in South Asia and the Middle East.

Beyond the War on Terror There Is Hunger... And Hope

Jahangir Malik | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Jahangir Malik

As Ramadan approaches, we're urging the Muslim community and the wider public to look behind the headlines and stereotypes associated with war and terrorism and support our vital humanitarian work in the midst of conflict in South Asia and the Middle East.