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Hunger in the News: Hunger in America, Child Migration, Food Aid, and Youth Unemployment

A regular, non-comprehensive roundup of current news links on hunger and poverty issues from around the Web.

“The New Faces of Hunger,” in National Geographic Magazine.  Stories from Iowa, Texas, and New York explore food insecurity in America.

“Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island” by Tasneem Raja, Mother Jones.  “An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, 1892, happened to be her 15th birthday.”             

Immigration Debate: 'Welcome the Stranger' or Punish 'the Wicked'? in Interfaith Voices. Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy and Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition talk about the young migrants crossing the border and the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in a radio interview.

“Who's really stalling the reform of African food aid,” by Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner.  “Food aid should be more about feeding hungry people and less about subsidizing U.S. business.”

“The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest,” NPR Morning Edition. “Though the national unemployment rate has fallen steadily in recent months, youth unemployment remains stubbornly high, and the jobless rate is even higher among young minorities.”

“Honduran child migrants leave home because of poverty and violence,” by Joshua Partlow, Washington Post.  “They are coming to America because a good job here means sewing underwear in a sweatshop for $47 a week.”

 

 

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