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Josette Sheeran

Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Josette Sheeran says feeding the world needs a global response.

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You have the power to end hungerupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 10:32:00

I will never forget holding my newborn baby in my arms watching a television report on the 1987 famine in Ethiopia -- hearing the haunting cries of babies whose hunger could not be met by their anguished mothers.

UN: African nations face food crisisupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 01:59:00

U.N. officials are pleading for immediate economic assistance for four African countries where people are facing malnutrition in the wake of a drought last year.

Millions facing hunger in Nigerupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 16:22:00

Cattle carcasses dot the desert. More beggars show up at street corners in the capital, Niamey. These are indications that Niger is on the brink of catastrophe, say aid workers.

Mobs turn angry in Haitiupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 22:44:00

Frustrated Haitians turn up the anger in the streets of Port-au-Prince. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Massive food distribution begins in quake-ravaged Haitian capitalupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 22:44:00

A massive two-week food distribution effort aimed at reaching 2 million people began Sunday in Haiti's quake-ravaged capital.

Massive food distribution to begin Sunday in Port-au-Princeupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 22:12:00

Massive food distribution coordinated by the World Food Programme, international aid agencies and the Haitian government will begin Sunday in the quake-ravaged capital.

Afghan official: 10 civilians killed in coalition operationupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 13:34:00

U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan said Monday they are investigating reports that 10 Afghan civilians, including eight students, were killed Saturday in a coalition operation in the Narang district of Kunar province.

U.N. chief: Hunger kills 17,000 kids dailyupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 09:46:00

Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all.

U.N.: One billion worldwide face starvationupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 07:04:00

The United Nations launched an online appeal for individual donations to fight hunger as donor nations tackle an economic crisis and, for the first time in history, more than 1 billion face starvation worldwide.

More than 1 billion going hungry, U.N. saysupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 05:38:00

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.

Time.com: Haitian City Encased in Mud Needs Global Helpupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 16:00:00

The U.N. World Food Program's director flew to a Haitian city still encased in mud Friday to draw global attention to the ongoing disaster that has enormously complicated the country's struggle to feed itself

Time.com: UN Program to Help Hunger Hot Spotsupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 15:00:00

A U.N. agency rolled out a $214 million program Tuesday to help 16 needy places hit hard by high prices for food and oil, amid a crisis already making it hard for aid groups to provide enough food for the world's hungry

World Bank pledges $1.2 billion to battle food crisisupdated: Thu May 29 2008 22:23:00

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.

Bush wants $770 million more global food aidupdated: Fri May 02 2008 02:20:00

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.

U.N. forms task force to ease food crisisupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 15:32:00

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.

Time.com: Hunger 'Tsunami' Sweeping Nationsupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 12:00:00

Various proposed remedies to the global food crisis may not solve the problem, even as demand and - food prices - continue to climb

Time.com: Food Aid Agency Feels the Crunchupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 07:00:00

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

U.N. expert: Food crisis 'a silent tsunami' updated: Tue Apr 22 2008 18:37:00

Those battling global warming by promoting biofuels may unintentionally be adding to skyrocketing world food prices, creating what one expert calls "a silent tsunami" in developing nations.

Biofuels blamed for pricey foodupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 18:37:00

Tortilla producers in Mexico say using corn to produce fuel is making the staple more expensive. CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports.

Food prices riseupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 11:09:00

A growing food crisis has prompted protests in some spots around the world. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

U.N. food agency seeks more aid for Haitiupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:32:00

The World Food Programme on Monday appealed to the international community for money to support its operations in Haiti, where at least four people have died during two days of rioting over the price of food.

Time.com: How Hunger Could Topple Regimes updated: Fri Apr 11 2008 11:00:00

Unrest over food prices in countries like Haiti is proving again the role of hunger in fomenting revolution

Time.com: The World's Growing Food-Price Crisis updated: Wed Feb 27 2008 10:55:00

Rising demand, soaring oil prices and the ravages of climate change are putting food beyond the reach of the planet's poor

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