Opinion Pieces Discuss Efforts Needed To End Global Hunger

The Hill: The greatest peace movement in the world is fighting hunger
William Lambers, author

“The world must not look away from the hunger emergency growing before our very eyes. … While hunger is on the rise, humanitarian funding is going in the opposite direction. … Meanwhile, the civil wars in Yemen, Syria, and South Sudan are causing massive hunger emergencies. … How do we expect peace to emerge in our world when there is such suffering and lack [of] resources toward fighting hunger? … We need the public and government both engaged against hunger. What you do matters because the poor and hungry need someone to advocate for them. They are not getting [the] help they need right now because the world has not made it a priority. This needs to change. The greatest peace movement in the world right now is feeding the hungry, and everyone can be a leader in this noble cause. We can reverse this alarming trend of escalating hunger” (8/7).

Devex: Opinion: A new dawn for hungry children
Mesfin Teklu Tessema, senior director of health at the International Rescue Committee

“…U.N. member states … will have an opportunity to make ambitious funding pledges for nutrition [at the Nutrition and Growth conference in July 2020]. They should offer renewed commitments to solving this crisis that lets too many children suffer, and in the worst cases, die largely preventable deaths. The world will not meet the Sustainable Development Goals if the status quo persists. All of this progress represents a new dawn in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. But it will only matter if the commitments made translate to tangible change on the ground. As the number of global conflicts continues to rise, and as climate shocks exacerbate already fragile states, the momentum must continue. Otherwise, we risk another quarter century of stagnation” (8/7).