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UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:46 a.m.

WSU, EWU, SCC students face growing dilemma: Pay for food or tuition?

Thousands of Washington college students are hungry. Washington State University, Eastern Washington University and the Spokane Community Colleges are are struggling with the problem, despite varied approaches to dealing with …


Food giveaway scheduled for Wednesday

Free fruits and vegetables and other foods will be given away Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 2:11 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Student launches program to collect school food for the hungry

If you’ve been in a school cafeteria, you know where a lot of food goes: into the garbage.


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Washington researcher working to solve world hunger

After spending 10 years in Thailand as a child, Jon Oatley, director of the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University, developed a passion for ending food insecurity around …


Agencies in overdrive to find food for the hungry in Tri-Cities

Take a look around and count nine people. One of them, statistically, doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to the food bank organization Feeding America.


Hunger drops to lowest in a decade as economy improves

The number of people facing hunger in the U.S. declined last year to the lowest since 2007 as unemployment fell and some states strengthened child-nutrition programs.


U.N. says 80 percent of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid

Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country’s health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war.


George Ball: Stephen Hawking is wrong about our ability to survive on planet Earth

Recently, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said we should colonize the moon and Mars as soon as possible. He predicts that, figuratively speaking, Mother Earth runs out of milk by …


Armyworm influx risks worsening South Sudan hunger, U.N. says

An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger, a Food and Agriculture Organization …


From destruction to cholera, Yemen war brings disasters

More than two years of civil war have led to continually compounding disasters in Yemen. Fighting rages on in a deadly stalemate. The economy has been bombed into ruins. Hunger …


UNICEF: More than 40,000 children at risk in Syria’s Raqqa

The United Nation’s children agency warned Friday that the fight for the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria is threatening the lives of more than 40,000 children, …


U.N. asks for billions to avert four hunger crises, but the money doesn’t arrive

At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Russia’s Putin pledges to send food to Venezuela

Russia is pledging to send several thousand tons of wheat to Venezuela on a monthly basis, potentially helping alleviate the troubled South American country’s food crisis and further tightening relations …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

City of Spokane serves up eviction notice to Blessings Under the Bridge homeless feeding program

Blessings Under the Bridge – the nonprofit organization that provides free meals under the Interstate 90 bridge every Wednesday evening – has been told by the city of Spokane to …


UN chief: Drought-stricken Somalia ‘hangs in the balance’

British Prime Minster Theresa May and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for more support for drought-stricken Somalia, with the U.N. chief requesting another $900 million in aid this year.


Yemen minister says 60 percent of population in dire poverty

Yemen’s planning minister says 60 percent of the country’s population is in dire poverty more than two years since the Shiite rebels forced the country’s internationally recognized government and president …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

U.N. hosts aid conference for beleaguered Yemen

International donors have pledged $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, appealing to the fighting sides to grant access to humanitarians and revive diplomatic efforts to end …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday.


‘Sliding into catastrophe’: South Sudan famine could spread

Two months after the world’s youngest nation declared a famine amid its civil war, hunger has become more widespread than expected, aid workers say.


Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten …


Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera

The cholera epidemic is most prevalent among women and children. Cholera outbreaks often occur in refugee camps due to overcrowding and poor sanitation. Water scarcity also remains a major problem …


Goodman/Moynihan: 20 million need food, not bombs

President Trump should fully fund food shipments and spearhead much-needed diplomacy to avoid the immense catastrophe of 20 million horrific deaths by starvation.


‘A nightmare:’ U.N. chief urges help for Somalia hunger crisis

Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia’s worsening hunger crisis.


South Sudan experiencing ethnic cleansing, UN report says

A new United Nations report describes South Sudan as teetering on the edge of genocide and experiencing ethnic cleansing, a stark portrayal of a nation whose crises now include famine.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

South Sudan blocking desperately needed food aid, U.N. officials say

South Sudan’s government is blocking desperately needed food aid and restricting United Nations peacekeepers, according to a confidential report by the U.N. secretary-general and a statement by a top U.N. …


Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears in the stifling and …


Analysis: The world is ignoring an ‘unprecedented’ starvation crisis

The world is in the grip of an astonishing and acute crisis: More than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen face starvation in the next …


20 million going hungry in 4 nations; $4.4B needed soon, U.N. says

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent “a catastrophe” of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and …


Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and U.N.

Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result …


Jessica Kovac changes lives through the gift of a meal

It may have been cold last Saturday, but that didn’t matter to 500 people who formed a line curling beneath the Interstate 90 bridge waiting for a prime rib dinner …