Hunger + Poverty Issues

A Need for Energy

Sun, 08/29/2010 Environment

Only 1% of households in rural Ethiopia have access to electricity. Rema, a village 150 miles north of the capital city of Addis Ababa, is an exception: every household – that’s more than 5,500 residents – has electricity. The Solar Energy Foundation, with support from other donors, has installed solar panels on more than 2,000 rooftops.

No Matter Where You Live: You Can't Hide From Global Warming

Thu, 07/08/2010 Environment

 Today, we face serious challenges to life on our planet. Increasing temperatures on the Earth’s surface are melting glaciers, ice and permafrost. Ocean temperatures are rising and affecting weather patterns, leading to more intense storms, flooding, sea level rise, heat waves, droughts, decreased food production, water scarcity and disease. Natural disasters exacerbated by human mismanagement are changing predictable seasonal weather patterns to becoming more and more unpredictable. These unpredictable weather patterns (rainfall, rising tides, increased droughts and flooding) are having very serious impacts on crop yields and water supplies

An Overview of Climate Change/ Global Warming: How It Is Affecting the Human Community


Increases in global temperature have caused many disruptions in human life around the Earth. Global warming has caused the rise in global temperatures, the risk of huge natural disasters, the spread of diseases, and the deaths of about 150,000 people annually according to the World Health Organization.

Water and War

Tue, 04/27/2010 Sustainable Development

As implemented by the United Nations Charter, the purposes of the United Nations are to preserve international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural, and humane problems; to promote respect for human rights and freedoms; and to assist nations harmoniously in attaining these means.  These purposes were emphasized in the United Nations Millennium Declaration of 2000. 

Message from Pope Benedict XVI

Wed, 08/26/2009 Christian Response

The Catholic Church brings a distinct perspective to the debate about climate change by lifting up the moral dimensions of caring for God’s creation and the needs of the most vulnerable among us. Our Catholic faith calls on us to uphold the life and dignity of the human person by alleviating human suffering and promoting justice and solidarity worldwide.

The Natural World, Manifestation and Experience of the Sacred: A Further Reflection to Climate Change

Mon, 12/07/2009 Christian Response

As individuals, as institutions, as a people, we need a change of heart to preserve and protect the planet for our children and for generations yet unborn.

Boycott Group To UNESCO: Protect Heritage Of All Cultures

Thu, 02/14/2008 Sustainable Development

Open letter sent to Director-General of UNESCO Koichiro Matsuura from Dr. Gabi Baramki and Dr. Carmela Armanios Omary, founding members of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

What is Poverty-Focused Development Assistance?

Tue, 08/01/2006 Hunger Legislation

In order to help poor countries reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United States and other rich countries should do much more both in terms of the quantity and the quality of the development assistance they provide.

Ongoing Food Program Meets Emergency Needs

Fri, 09/01/2006 Natural Disasters

Integrating food aid development programs with emergency response capacity is an effective means of providing timely, locally led emergency response.

Hunger Free Communities

Fri, 09/01/2006 Natural Disasters

Hunger Free Communities or Hunger Free Neighborhood as is the case in New Orleans after hurricanes Katrina and Rita has a whole new meaning.