Off the coast of Haiti, CNN's Sanjay Gupta is leading surgery on a 12-year old girl aboard the USS Vinson.
More and more mothers, clutching their rail-thin, malnourished children, are arriving at the packed waiting rooms of the Doctor Without Borders clinics in central Somalia, the aid group said.
Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all.
Hunger is stunting hundreds of millions of children in the developing world, and more than 90 percent of them live in Africa and Asia, UNICEF says.
The global economic crisis has caused a spike in world hunger that has left more than a billion undernourished, United Nations agencies said in a new report.
Kenya needs $230 million over the next six months to feed millions affected by drought, the United Nations said in a new report.
Four aid workers and two pilots held captive in Somalia for nine months were released Tuesday.
Myanmar is facing a food shortage largely due to last year's deadly Cyclone Nargis, which destroyed nearly all the rice crops in the fertile Ayeyarwaddy delta, the United Nations said Wednesday.
Some of Zimbabwe's children are "wasting away" as political turmoil and economic crisis have caused a severe food shortage, according to a report from Save the Children.
Many Zimbabweans make the tough journey home to visit friends and loved ones for the holidays. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
Some mothers choose what their children will eat. Others choose which children will eat and which will die.
After hurricanes Gustav and Ike ripped through, Cubans now face a worsening food shortage. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.
Hurricanes, mudslides, floods and food shortages have struck the already impoverished people of Haiti. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
While the world speculates on Kim Jong Il's health and whether Washington can get nuclear talks back on track, millions of North Koreans are running out of food
A new program backed by one of the richest men in the world promises to shake up food aid
The United Nations' World Food Program on Monday expressed its shock at the "senseless and barbaric" killing of an aid worker in southern Somalia.
The farmlands are bursting with grain but the country is still suffering from starvation. Somehow good intentions have brought on perpetual want
The first survey on food and nutrition in North Korea since the country granted broad access to aid groups shows millions of people are going hungry, with households reducing their food intake and more children becoming malnourished.
At least 26 prisoners have died of hunger in a prison in Congo since the beginning of the year, U.N. officials said
After soaring food prices led to deadly Haitian riots in April, the U.S. and the U.N. promised millions of dollars in aid to poor families. But three months later, only a fraction of a key U.S. food pledge has been distributed
CNN's Anjali Rao speaks with UNICEF's Michael Bociurkiw about the need for more funds in Myanmar.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on a looming humanitarian crisis in Indonesia's West Timor province.
Maria's labored breath echoes within the walls of her family's mud hut. Her tiny, bony hands open and close in slow claw-like motions.
A U.S. ship carrying thousands of tons of food aid has arrived in North Korea, after the communist nation agreed to expanded international assistance for its impoverished people
CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports on North Korea's destruction of a nuclear cooling tower.
A U.S. ship arrived at a North Korean port carrying 38,000 tons of food to be distributed to the millions of people living in hunger, U.N. sources said Sunday.
Aid groups say the older victims suggest there is an escalation in the crisis in Ethiopia, a country that drew international attention in 1984 when a famine compounded by communist policies killed 1 million people
A U.N. summit intent on eradicating world hunger wraps up in Rome. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports.
World leaders have made "extraordinary" commitments to short-term food crisis solutions but more work is needed on long-term solutions, the head of the United Nations food agency said Thursday.
Somalia is facing life-threatening food and water shortages leaving millions at risk for starvation, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday.
In Seoul, South Koreans are being urged to give food aid to North Korea as food prices soar and many people go hungry.
Two controversial world leaders known for their anti-western rhetoric took advantage of a U.N. summit to point the finger of blame for the current food crisis at western nations.
The World Bank is making $1.2 billion available in grants and loans to combat the global food crisis, including $200 million for those most at risk in the world's poorest countries.
A European Commission plan seeks to better control multibillion-euro handouts to farmers while increasing food production.
The world's poorest countries could pay 40 percent more for food this year than they did last year because of rising prices, according to a United Nations report released Thursday.
A year of drought and soaring food prices has threatened the lives of tens of thousands of Ethiopian children.
A catastrophe is poised to strike the most isolated and dangerous country in the world, spurred by the global food crisis and Kim Jong Il's pride
U.S. President George W. Bush urged Congress on Thursday to approve $770 million in new global food aid to be made available beginning in October.
Some top international food scientists Tuesday recommended halting the use of food-based biofuels, such as ethanol, saying it would cut corn prices by 20 percent during a world food crisis
The United Nations is establishing a task force to address the global food crisis, which is "increasingly resulting in social tension," the world body said Tuesday.
CNN's David McKenzie goes to Mombassa, Kenya, to show how rising food prices affect the global landscape.
Kennedy Ombuki is a farmer. In normal times, he grows corn, maize, potatoes and peas on the green slopes near Molo. "They were export peas," he says proudly.
Various proposed remedies to the global food crisis may not solve the problem, even as demand and - food prices - continue to climb
As world food prices soar, leaving millions unable to afford staples they lived on just one year ago, the stopgap measure against extreme hunger also finds itself short of food
World Vision, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, announced Tuesday that it cannot feed 1.5 million of the 7.5 million people it fed last year and made an urgent appeal for international donors to step in.
A growing food crisis has prompted protests in some spots around the world. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Riots from Haiti to Bangladesh to Egypt over the soaring costs of basic foods have brought the issue to a boiling point and catapulted it to the forefront of the world's attention, the head of an agency focused on global development said Monday.
U.S. President George W. Bush has ordered the release of $200 million in emergency aid to help countries where the soaring cost of basic food has spurred riots and instability.
North Korea may be on the brink of another famine as a result of last year's devastating floods, the worldwide increase in food prices, and a malnourished population, the United Nations warned on Thursday.
North Korea faces a looming food crisis due to floods last year, the U.N. food agency said.
A village in India is taking on the country's plastic crisis, one bag at a time. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
It is said that nowhere else on earth will the impacts of climate change be felt more acutely than in the developing world.
Musharraf's party lost the election because of the price of flour and food. It's the foremost problem facing the next government
Israel agreed Monday to diesel fuel and medicine into Gaza on a one-time basis, easing the blockade imposed because of a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel
A new U.N. report says the soaring price of oil may be leading to food shortages and hunger in the developing world
N. Korea humanitarian situation
North Korea's neighbors and international aid agencies sought Thursday to help the impoverished country cope with floods that have decimated large swaths of farmland, endangering citizens already struggling with food shortages.
Baby Fatima's survival
THE BACKGROUND More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the ...
The background: More than 850 million people live in a state of hunger. Malnutrition kills more people annually than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The majority of the hungry live in the developing world, especially in India and sub-Saharan Africa.
Following its nuclear test on October 9, North Korea was subject to a raft of UN sanctions, including an embargo on the sale of nuclear technology and large-scale weapons. Now the U.S. government has published a list of luxury goods it is also banning from sale to the reclusive east Asian nation.
Monday, October 16 is World Food Day, marking the date on which the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in 1945.
Emergency food aid is arriving in two hard-hit districts of central Java, two days after a large earthquake flattened communities in this heavily populated Indonesian region.
Five Democratic members of Congress were arrested at the Sudanese Embassy and led away in plastic handcuffs Friday to protest the atrocities in the Darfur region.
"Aminu's dead." Charlie, my producer, tells me when he gets back from the intensive-care ward. Aminu was 4. Yesterday he seemed better. Yesterday was a long time ago.
North Korea said Tuesday it would begin dismantling its nuclear program only if the United States provides a light-water reactor for civilian power.
In a small village in southern Niger, hundreds of mothers gather with their hungry children hoping somebody will help them.
After months of weak response, donations to assist famine-stricken Niger have increased to $13 million in the past two weeks -- still far short of what is needed, U.N. officials said.
The United Nations on Thursday will begin airlifting 44 tons of emergency food rations to famine-stricken Niger in West Africa, where 80,000 people are starving and more than a million others are at risk, officials said.
The United States has said it would provide 50,000 tonnes of food aid to North Korea, but the World Food Program said it was not enough to meet the "desperate" need of the people.
As North Korea threatens to bolster its nuclear arsenal, millions of its undernourished citizens are barely subsisting because of severe food shortages, according to the U.N. food agency.
The United Nations says the number of people needing food aid will soar to nearly 800,000 in Aceh following the December 26 quake and tsunami.
Most large companies claim that making the world a better place is one of their key goals.
Hamdi Ismail is one and a half years old, but weighs only 12 pounds.
The United Nations World Food Programme has added longitude and latitude to its hunger awareness campaign with the publication of an interactive map plotting the location of the world's hungriest people.
Flood-stricken Bangladeshis will receive their first major overseas food aid deliveries on Wednesday after the worst rains in six years killed over 600 and displaced millions of people.
North Korea's official news agency says damage caused by last week's massive train explosion will come to about $356 million.
The White House will give the Red Cross $100,000 to help those left homeless in North Korea after last week's train explosion.
The U. N. emergency food agency has renewed its call for urgent food aid for North Korea, warning that 1.5 million people will go hungry over the next six weeks.
More than 6.4 million already undernourished North Koreans face even more drastic food shortages in the next few months, the U.N. food agency warns.
International aid workers have found the break in the security situation they have been waiting for to enter a war-torn region of northern Uganda.
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