Chronic Hunger News
Nearly Half of South Sudan's Population Could Face Famine , UN Says
Nearly half of South Sudan 's population could face famine in the coming months as the ongoing conflict displaces residents and threatens harvests, according to the United Nations World Food Program . South Sudan's deteriorating food situation is compounded by more than two years of fighting, a
Famine Fears Rise in Haiti Following Devastating Hurricane
A week after Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti , leaving a trail of devastation across the nation, the country's interim president fears further catastrophe is still to come for his country. The interim president of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert, told ABC News' partner, the BBC, that Hurricane
Fear in Madaya Rises After Suspension of Syrian Aid
When Halla Yousef, a teacher in Madaya, sees one of her young students cry of hunger, she cannot do anything to help. “I can’t feed him,” she told ABC News. "He says, 'I’m hungry' and I can’t do anything." The estimated 40,000 people who live in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya have not received
Viola Davis Opens Up About Her Youth as 'the Hungry Kid'
Viola Davis took time out of her busy schedule today to talk about a mission that is near and dear to her heart, Hunger Is , her charity that aims to fight childhood hunger in America. "We are launching a new fundraising in September," Davis said of her charity. "We're trying to get five million
As South Sudan Teeters on the Brink of Disaster, Refugees Risk All in Flight to Safety
When heavy fighting broke out between rival forces in South Sudan ’s capital last month, Simon Bingo felt he had no choice but to flee his birth country for the second time. But with widespread reports of residents getting looted, raped and killed in the streets of Juba, Bingo knew he had to wait
Dad Invents Drug-Free Sleep Device for Daughter with Narcolepsy
A Colorado dad is helping break the cycle for troubled sleepers with a new headband that helps people sleep and tracks their brain waves through an app. Michael Larson of Colorado Springs told ABC News that he brainstormed ideas on how to help people get more shut-eye, after his daughter Jessica
The Science Behind Lost Socks
A psychologist and statistician come up with a formula that can predict how you lose your socks!
Nutrition in a Bottle: The Startup Behind Soylent
Like so many great startups, Soylent, a beverage classified as a food product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that can replace any meal, got its start in Silicon Valley when four friends -- all engineers -- set out to solve a problem. Back in 2013, co-founders Rob Rhinehart, Matt
The Food Of the Future Is Here Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis
Soylent co-founder and CMO David Renteln joins Rebecca on Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis.
Florida Rescue Cat Makes Amazingly Fluffy Recovery
The amazing recovery of a Florida cat who was found covered in ants and severely malnourished has turned the cat into an Instagram star. The cat, named Silas, was found two years ago by the oldest daughter of South Florida resident Marci Pence. Pence’s daughter, Chelsea, now 26, was walking her