Hunger

Fairfood International: Campaign Researcher – Madagascar/Vanilla Hotspot

Fairfood International is a nonprofit global advocacy group with its head office based in Amsterdam and hubs located in several parts of the world, including Johannesburg. Fairfood encourages food and beverage companies worldwide to address socio-economic and environmental sustainability issues within their products’ supply chains. Fairfood envisions a future with a fair and sustainable food system, which is able to feed the world in a way that preserves the environment for future generations, respects human rights and secures a thriving economy for all.

Oxfam Project Targets Starving Malawians

International NGO, Oxfam, has launched a project that seeks to avert hunger situation facing millions of people in Malawi.

Under the ‘Integrated Emergency Cash Transfer Response Project’, the Oxfam is giving money to hunger-stricken households to buy food.

The move is part of the response to a recent report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) for 2012/2013, which shows that about two million households are facing food shortages largely because of erratic rains and draught during the last growing season.

Africa’s Increasing Poverty a Concern - Ban

The United Nations (UN) secretary-general, Ban Ki moon, says he is concerned about the millions of Africans still living in poverty, despite the continent recording positive growth in the last decade.

Currently Africa is home to six of the world's 10 fastest growing economies and the continent's economy has been growing at an average of five percent per annum over the last decade despite the global economic downturn.

UN Needs Millions for Zim Humanitarian Aid

The United Nations (UN) says it needs US$131 million in humanitarian assistance to meet food, water and emergency needs in Zimbabwe.
 
UN humanitarian coordinator, Alain Noudehou, says that at least US$110 million of the money will be used to provide food for more than 1.6 million Zimbabweans facing starvation this year.
 
Noudehou notes that the appeal is less than the previous year's US$197 million because of ‘a steady improvement’ in the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe brought about by an upturn in some sectors of the economy.
 

NGOs Seek to Avert Hunger

Over 2 000 villagers in Insiza North in Matabeleland South are facing starvation due to critical shortage of food, according to a local councillor, Abdele Nkomo.
 
Nkomo points out that, “... the situation will improve as the World Vision and the Zimbabwe Project Trust started registering villagers under the food relief programmes…”
 
He blames the crisis on the erratic maize supplies by the Grain Marketing Board, which avails food to vulnerable communities under the grain loan scheme.
 

Heifer International: Read to Feed Volunteer

Heifer International (Heifer) is a nonprofit organisation that works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.

Heifer seeks to recruit a Read to Feed Volunteer.

Heifer International South Africa's (Heifer) mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa and care for the Earth. The Read to Feed Volunteer will work closely with Heifer's Resource Development Officer to expand the Read to Feed programme in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Africa Seeks Deeper Relations With Obama

A senior African Union (AU) official says the continental body looks forward to deepening relations with Washington following Barack Obama’s re-election as United States president.
 
Erastus Mwencha, deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission, says the AU seeks a strong partnership with Washington to combat terrorism and find solutions to ending hunger.
 

Heifer South Africa: Thusanang Dairy Project Assistant

Heifer International (Heifer) is a nonprofit organisation that works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.

Heifer International South Africa’s (Heifer) mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in South Africa and care for the Earth. As a means to reach our mission, the organisation is scaling up its programme work and impact in order to reach more families at a faster pace using appropriate enhanced systems.

Heifer seeks to appoint a Project Assistant for the Thusanang Project, based near Kokstad/Matatiele, Eastern Cape.

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