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From a Refugee Facing Hunger - To a Student Learning To Fight It

Cedric Habiyaremye, 29, has big dreams. As a graduate student at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, he’s researching crops that will help improve nutrition and make farming systems more sustainable. There’s a reason he’s making this his life’s work, and it all began two decades ago when he was a young boy in Rwanda. Post date: 06/30/2015 - 20:21

Conflict And School: How Humanitarian Emergencies Disrupt School Meals And Education

When an emergency strikes, whether it is a conflict, natural disaster or a public health emergency, normal life is quickly disrupted. For young people, this disruption can mean long-term breaks in education and school meals. The World Food Programme's (WFP) school meals programme provides a daily and nutritious meal to children and helps to keep them in school. Post date: 05/27/2015 - 18:26

WFP’s Food Assistance For Youth: It’s About More Than Young Children

When many think of WFP providing assistance to youth, they imagine small, smiling children clutching high-energy biscuits or a class of kids enjoying bowls of rice. But WFP’s support for youth—like students who receive school meals—extends to older children as well. Post date: 04/06/2015 - 20:05

Celebrating A Decade Of Students Committed To A World With Zero Hunger

The Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit convened February 20-22 at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, bringing together hundreds of students committed to ending hunger. For the students and anti-hunger activists looking to learn more about world hunger and how they can help fight it, it did not disappoint. Post date: 02/25/2015 - 23:30