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  Hunger Facts: International
In essence, hunger is the most extreme form of poverty, where individuals or families cannot afford to meet their most basic need for food.
Most poor people who battle hunger deal with chronic undernourishment and vitamin or mineral deficiencies, which result in stunted growth, weakness and heightened susceptibility to illness.
Countries in which a large portion of the population battles hunger daily are usually poor and often lack the social safety nets we enjoy, such as soup kitchens, food stamps, and job training programs.
www.bread.org /hungerbasics/international.html   (1068 words)

  Hunger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Extreme hunger is a symptom of diabetes [1].
In contrast to hunger, which is involuntary, fasting is the practice of voluntarily not eating for a period of time.
Hunger is mediated by several molecular signalling pathways in mammals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hunger   (604 words)

 Hunger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-13)
Hunger is not just the need to eat; hunger, as the word is used by food and health experts, can be defined as the continuing deprivation in a person of the food needed to support a healthy life.
Although acute hunger or famine receives more attention from the world’s news media, it should be remembered that the great majority of hunger deaths come not from starvation but from nutrition-related sicknesses and diseases.
Hunger, malnutrition and under nutrition are all terms used to describe aspects of this problem.
www.womenaid.org /press/info/food/food4.html   (3295 words)

 Hunger (Thanos foe)
Hunger is able to breach parallel dimensions effortlessly, the way we walk from one room to another, but has great difficulty breaching "spherical" realities.
Hunger immediately took control of Galactus' ship, preventing the power to the portal to be shut down, so Hunger continued to pour through the portal into the Earth-616 dimension.
Afterward, Hunger was nowhere to be seen, and Thanos assumed that separated from the vast bulk of its being, it either could not have survived, or was separated from the vast bulk of its being by dimensional barriers and was no longer a threat.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix2/hungerthanos.htm   (1052 words)

 World Hunger
Hunger and poverty are often due to the very structure of governments.
This is important to realize when we begin to talk about cures for world hunger, because we as a country are often limited in what we can do to lessen hunger in a foreign nation.
A third cause of hunger is the culture of poverty.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/hunger.html   (2776 words)

Hunger is the inability to acquire or consume an adequate quality or sufficient quantity of food in socially acceptable ways or the uncertainty of being able to do so.
Hunger also remains a serious problem in the region surrounding India, which is home to two-thirds of the world's chronically undernourished.
One of the reasons why hunger arises from war is that the government uses a greater percentage of its wealth on military expenses like weapons, draining resources that would otherwise be able to maintain a steady rate of agricultural development.
www.citycare.com /lvfoodbank/hunger/activity1.htm   (1445 words)

 FRAC - Hunger in the U.S.
Very simply, hunger is defined as the uneasy or painful sensation caused by lack of food.
When we talk about hunger in America, we refer to the ability of people to obtain sufficient food for their household.
While the word hunger has been removed from the description of the results of the survey, it should not be interpreted that there has been a major shift in the incidence of hunger.
www.frac.org /html/hunger_in_the_us/hunger_index.html   (1276 words)

 Hunger - Uncyclopedia
The thermos is commonly used more selfishly to refer to cases of widespread malnourishment or deprivation among populations, usually due to eating corn dogs or adverse cultural conditions; see pleasure and malnutrition for a discussion of this.
As of 2004, hunger is primarily a problem in the country of Hungaria.
Amartya Sen won his 1998 Nobel Prize in part for his work in demonstrating that hunger in modern times was not typically the product of a lack of food; rather, hunger usually arose from problems in pillow and bed distribution networks or from governmental policies in the developing world.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Hunger   (371 words)

 Welcome to ELCA World Hunger
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) commitment to supporting people who live with chronic hunger and poverty around the corner and around the world is carried out by ELCA World Hunger through relief, development, education, and advocacy.
ELCA World Hunger funded 360 domestic hunger grants in 2007.
With multiple presentations designed to fit your needs for educating others about ELCA World Hunger, this CD-ROM is sure to assist you in temple talks, adult forums, and many other speaking opportunities.
www.elca.org /hunger   (180 words)

 How hunger gnaws away at our human dignity / From starvation to fasting to food addiction, the act of eating is ...
Her new book, "Hunger," is being marketed as a sort of natural history, for as she observes, the process of hunger is surely as natural as the drive to feed.
A century ago the "hunger artist" was a popular vaudeville-freak show act (Kafka's famous 1922 fable described, in fact, events of about 30 years before).
We are reluctant to admit hunger as a norm.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/25/RVGDPEO72L1.DTL   (1087 words)

 Rotary International: Combating Hunger and Poverty
More than 800 million people are chronically malnourished, and approximately a quarter are children under the age of five sufferng from acute chronic protein and energy deficiencies.
Rotarians have long been involved with efforts to alleviate hunger and malnutrition, undertaking both large- and small-scale projects ranging from volunteering at soup kitchens to promoting self-sufficiency among those in need by providing vocational training, small business loans and teaching agricultural techniques to indigenous peoples in developing countries.
The organization's commitment to the alleviation of hunger is detailed in the statement it made to that meeting.
www.rotary.org /programs/hunger/index.html   (129 words)

Hunger in America 2001 America's Second Harvest provides a comprehensive profile of the incidence and nature of hunger and food insecurity in the US Facts and Figures on Hunger In-depth fact sheets on hunger in America, from America's Second Harvest.
Congressional Hunger Center The purpose of CHC is to ensure that the issues of domestic and international hunger remain at the forefront of national debate.
Food For All A program of the Food Industry Crusade Against Hunger (FICAH), which is a voluntary effort of the food industry to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by fostering long-term, self-help solutions in the United States and around the world.
www.shc.edu /theolibrary/hunger.htm   (1307 words)

 "GE Technologies will solve world hunger" - Global Issues
As highlighted in the poverty and hunger part of this web site, most of the causes of hunger are found in global politics, rather than issues of agriculture and technology (though of course those causes do exist too).
While many biotech companies claim that genetically engineered foods will help alleviate hunger and increase food security, their acts of patenting the knowledge and food that has been developed over centuries itself may be a threat to food security.
What this means is that ending hunger requires doing away with poverty, or, at the very least, ensuring that people have enough money or the means to acquire it, to buy, and hence create a market demand for food.
www.globalissues.org /EnvIssues/GEFood/Hunger.asp   (1904 words)

 Hunger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-13)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations works to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security - the access of all people at all times to the food they need for an active and healthy life.
Forgotten Harvest is a non-profit organization which has provided hunger relief to the metro Detroit area since August 1990 through a prepared and perishable surplus food program.
The Hunger Site was founded in 1999 to help curb world hunger by using the Internet in a creative way.
www.methodistaction.org /resources/hunger.htm   (574 words)

 Notes on World Hunger: Twelve Myths (second edition)
LCR claim that, broadly speaking, the source of hunger lies in the gradual loss of democracy at several levels: the family, the village, the nation, and the international system.
And this just pertains to hunger itself; there are the broader considerations of whether we want to choose a society having such ecological damage and social disruption.
Nor is hunger the only issue; the same powerlessness means no access to shelter, or medical care, or education, etc. So the general solution is to work against concentration of power.
www.d.umn.edu /~schilton/3570/Readings/LappeCollinsRosset.html   (9225 words)

 World Hunger Notes--You Can!...Learn More About Hunger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-13)
Hunger Fact Sheets Brief fact sheets on hunger worldwide and in the United States.
Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger is an "international classroom" for exploring the problems of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity.
Hunger banquets are done locally to raise money and awareness about hunger.
www.worldhunger.org /learn.htm   (560 words)

 GBGM Feature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-13)
It is not a question of whether there is enough food but a matter of accessibility and equal distribution to all people, regardless of their class, gender, geography, religion, earning power, or status.
Eradication of the root causes of hunger and poverty.
National Hunger Awareness Day, an effort to raise awareness and generate contributions, was one aspect of the plan.
gbgm-umc.org /global_news/full_article.cfm?articleid=1677   (1329 words)

 1981 Irish hunger strike - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A number of Loyalist prisoners also started their own hunger strike after a few weeks, but they were accused of opportunism, attempting to win concessions on the backs of republicans without risking death or serious damage to their health.
Denis Faul, who intervened with hunger strikers' families after they had lost consciousness to urge them to give consent to the prison authorities for their relatives to be fed by drip.
The Hunger Strike heralded an upsurge of violence after the comparatively quiet years of the late 1970s, with widespread civil disorder in Northern Ireland and serious unrest in the Republic, including rioting outside the British Embassy in Dublin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1981_Irish_Hunger_Strike   (2141 words)

 Help Us End Hunger in the United States
Of these, close to 8 million experience food insecurity with hunger, a third of whom are children.
We believe that to effectively deal with hunger in America, it is going to take a team effort.
Feinstein Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the battle in ending hunger.
www.uri.edu /volunteer/endhunger   (410 words)

 UPS Community: Philanthropy: Giving Focus: Hunger
Hunger is a persistent challenge for hundreds of millions of people worldwide, even in the developed world, including countries in Europe and North America.
Many of these community-based programs are responsible for collecting and distributing fresh and cooked foods, donated by food service establishments, such as restaurants, hotels, caterers, concessionaires and grocers, to local social welfare agencies providing meals to people in need.
Beginning in 2004, The UPS Foundation refocused its efforts to combat hunger to support organizations in the U.S. that address obesity and other health consequences of hunger.
www.community.ups.com /philanthropy/focus/hunger.html   (720 words)

 InterAction.org | Global Partnership for Effective Assistance
The U.S. Agency for International Development has concluded that hunger is the most critical manifestation of poverty, and that eliminating it would be a major factor in reducing poverty.
Reducing hunger and poverty is a key to solving such problems as overpopulation, conflict, environmental degradation, gender inequality and illegal immigration.
Of the 1 billion people who are vulnerable to hunger, half live in South Asia and one third live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
www.interaction.org /campaign/hunger.html   (415 words)

 WFP - Hunger Map
But identifying where hunger is, or where it is likely to occur, is also a key element in the global fight against food insecurity.
In the Latin America and Caribbean region, 53 million or 11% of the total population of 481 million suffer from under-nourishment and the worst hit countries are Haiti, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Honduras.
Although not depicted on the WFP Hunger Map, many countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe undergoing the transition from centrally-planned to market-based economies have experienced economic hardship and rising levels of under-nutrition during the last decade
www.wfp.org /newsroom/in_depth/hunger_map.html   (454 words)

 Growing Up Empty: The Hunger Epidemic in America
Hunger, it is commonly understood, has long since vanished, along with the 7 million people who no longer receive public assistance.
Rampant hunger is as difficult to reconcile with our national image today as it was more than a quarter century ago when Schwartz-Nobel first encountered it.
Yet hunger persists, and the reasons are a direct result of government policy.
www.motherjones.com /arts/books/2002/11/ma_162_01.html   (1043 words)

 UMCOR Hunger/Poverty Ministries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-13)
National Hunger Awareness Day In June 3rd across the United States, people gather to focus on the severe but solvable problem of domestic hunger and its impact on children.
It also works with agencies such as Heifer Project International, which sends farm animals abroad to help people living in poverty improve their lives, and Habitat for Humanity, whose program of housing construction for the working poor has become well known through the participation of former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn.
Many of the deeper causes of world hunger and poverty, such as trade policies and international debt, cannot be resolved without action in the political sphere.
gbgm-umc.org /umcor/hunger.stm   (928 words)

 Hunger and Malnutrition
Hunger is the body's signal that it needs food.
Malnutrition is not the same thing as hunger, although they often go together.
People who go hungry all the time are likely to be underweight, that is, weigh significantly less than an average person of their size.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/growth/feeding/hunger.html   (629 words)

 PC(USA) - Presbyterian Hunger Program
Hunger and poverty increases in the United States
Hope comes through the Hunger Program grants and through our work with partners to collaboratively solve this problem.
The world could end extreme poverty within a decade if wealthy nations fulfilled their pledges to increase development aid, Columbia University economist Jeffrey D. Sachs said on Jan. 17 as he presented a plan to the United Nations for achieving that goal.
www.pcusa.org /hunger   (453 words)

 The Congressional Hunger Center
The program is a memorial to the late Rep. Mickey Leland who led the fight against hunger in the U.S. Congress, and lost his life in Ethiopia on a famine relief mission.
Washington, DC - February 25, 2007 - The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) and Victory Wholesale Group of Springboro, Ohio, and Boca Raton, Florida, are announcing the 2007 Fifteenth Anniversary "Victory Against Hunger Awards" (VAH Awards).
The Power of Nutrition, a white paper completed by the Congressional Hunger Center’s 12th class Emerson Fellow Brigit Adamus in conjunction with ANSA, its member agencies, and its partners across America marks the emerging collaboration of ANSA and the CHC on their Food as Medicine campaign funded by The UPS Foundation.
www.hungercenter.org   (444 words)

 Help Feed The Hungry @ The Hunger Site
The Hunger Site was founded to focus the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need: the eradication of world hunger.
The staple food funded by clicks at The Hunger Site is paid for by site sponsors and distributed to those in need by Mercy Corps and America's Second Harvest.
The majority of hunger deaths are caused by chronic malnutrition.
www.thehungersite.com   (589 words)

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