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11 Facts About World Hunger

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Bombing Syria Won’t Make Paris Safer

60SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe Boys ride on their bicycles past shops in the neighbourhood of Molenbeek, where Belgian police staged a raid following the attacks in Paris, at Brussels, Belgium November 15, 2015. Belgian authorities say two of the gunmen who staged the deadly assaults on Paris on Friday were from the capital Brussels, and its poorer municipality of Molenbeek. Police detained several people in the mainly Muslim neighbourhood, and brought a bomb disposal van to the area. REUTERS/Yves Herman – RTS76OK by David Frum The enemy France and Europe are struggling against is far closer to home. Bomb ISIS. Go ahead. They deserve it. It certainly satisfies the primal need for visible retaliation after the Paris attacks. It may even do some good in the struggle against terrorism in Europe. Some—but probably not very much. The enemy against which France and Europe are struggling is not centered in Syria. It receives examples and inspiration from Syria. It travels to Syria...


posted on: Jan 5, 2016

11 Facts About World Hunger

11 Facts About World Hunger

51SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe 11.3% of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 805 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day. The world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow food or money to purchase it. Fight hunger in your community by collecting food outside a local supermarket. Sign up for Supermarket Stakeout. 10 countries that have achieved greatest success in reducing the total number of hungry people in proportion to their national population are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cuba, Georgia, Ghana, Kuwait, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Thailand and Venezuela. Poverty is the principal cause of hunger. The causes of poverty include poor people’s lack of resources, an extremely unequal income distribution in the world and within specific countries, conflict, and hunger itself. In 2010, an estimated 7.6 million children — more...


posted on: Jan 5, 2016

After a Long Delay, Lebanon Finally S...

After a Long Delay, Lebanon Finally Says Yes to Ikea Housing for Syrian Refugees

140SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe As every new homeowner knows, Ikea’s flat-pack furniture fills the niche for cheap, trendy and ultimately disposable housewares. So it only made sense that Ikea’s philanthropic wing would team up with the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, to develop a similarly of-the-moment solution to the vexing problem of temporary refugee housing, which hasn’t substantially evolved beyond the tent since the Israelites fled Egypt. The only problem is that the flat-pack Ikea Refugee Housing Unit, with its roomy interior, solar lights and insulated wall panels — all designed to last three years compared to a tent’s six months — isn’t temporary enough for some. Nowhere is that more evident than in Lebanon, where government authorities had, until last week, prohibited their use for the mass influx of Syrians fleeing the war, worried that the upgraded housing may just incite refugees to stay. It has taken more than six months of intense lobbying to convince the Lebanese...


posted on: Jan 5, 2016

4 Ways Polar Bears Are Dealing With C...

4 Ways Polar Bears Are Dealing With Climate Change

91SHARESFacebookTwitterSubscribe A few of these opportunistic predators have found new sources of food as their regular sources diminish—but is it enough to save them? By Rachel A. Becker, National Geographic It’s a tough time to be a polar bear. The Arctic predators—which depend on constantly diminishing amounts of sea ice to catch marine mammals such as seals—are declining in number, and fast. There are fewer than 25,000 polar bears left in the wild, according to the nonprofit organization Polar Bears International. Near the southern Beaufort Sea (map), for instance, the population has dropped about 40 percent between 2001 to 2010, from 1,500 to 900 bears. And as their habitat shrinks, they’ve have been acting strangely. On Wednesday, five bears surrounded a team of scientists at a weather station in Russia, trapping the people inside. On the same day, elsewhere in the Arctic, scientists representing Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia, and the United States announced a...


posted on: Jan 5, 2016