After a long, bumpy, and dusty ride, our caravan of vehicles had arrived in the rural district of Chimanimani in the southeastern part of Zimbabwe.
Today is International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate women and raise awareness about the need for gender parity. Women make up around 50 percent of the agricultural labor force in the developing world, but because resources aren’t spread equitably, their crop yield is less than their male counterparts. However, if women had the … Read More
On February 9 we asked if you would commit to taking a few minutes out of your day to call your members of Congress about the Global Food Security Act. We want to say, Thank you! In a single day, more than 250 calls were placed, reaching more than 100 members of Congress in over … Read More
This is the time of year when snow storms cover many parts of the country. When we are lucky, there is warning. The story often dominates the news, including reporters bundled up and waiting for the snow to start, and shots of people in line at the grocery store. Often shelves empty as people stock … Read More
Make a call to Congress [this action is no longer active]. In less than two minutes, and with around 25 words, you can make a phone call today to your members of Congress to support the Global Food Security Act of 2015—a bill that proposes long-term, proven solutions to fight hunger through strategies that include increasing … Read More
Abdu Ibrahim, a 37-year-old Sudanese refugee from the Blue Nile State, migrated to Ethiopia due to conflict between South Sudan and Sudan.
There are almost 800 million people around the world who suffer from hunger every day. Join us for a call-in day to Congress on February 9, and ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the Global Food Security Act of 2015. Here are the facts: 795 million people regularly do not have enough nutritious food to eat; … Read More
As you walk into a coffee shop and order a latte in the morning, or customize your lunch order, it may sometimes cross your mind that being able to choose food is a luxury. In many parts of the world, food itself is a luxury. Around the world, one in nine people do not have enough food … Read More
“Nutrition is a desperately neglected aspect of maternal, newborn, and child health. The reasons for this neglect are understandable but not justifiable.” – Professor Robert Black This was the announcement that caught the attention of the maternal health community last week at an international conference. At Beyond 5 we focus on the five things we know will improve … Read More
Recently, World Vision Afghanistan won an award for helping to save the lives of children. Afghanistan has one of the highest under-five child mortality rates, yet has demonstrated excellence in supporting the country’s efforts to reduce infant mortality through the World Health Organization’s Baby – Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), which includes education on breastfeeding, caring for … Read More