Hunger in the News: Africa Summit, World Breastfeeding Week, Poverty in America
A regular, non-comprehensive roundup of current news links on hunger and poverty issues from around the Web.
“Why child migrants head to the US,” by Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor. “For many minors from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, making a dangerous journey north outweighs the risks of staying behind.”
“Five reasons this week's Africa summit matters,” by Susan Crabtree, The Washington Examiner. “President Obama will host nearly 50 leaders of African nations in Washington early this week during the largest U.S.-African summit ever convened.”
“Relying on online listings, young Americans struggle to find jobs,” by Jana Kasperkevic, The Guardian. “The unemployment rate for younger workers, those 20 to 24 years old, including many recent college graduates, was 11.3% – five percentage points higher than the overall unemployment rate in America.”
“World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Reducing Infant Mortality With Nutrition-Packed Breast Milk,” by Anthony Rivas, Medical Daily. “World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7), however, aims to raise awareness about the power of breast milk in reducing death from these factors and others, and it’s all in hopes of achieving the United Nation’s fourth Millennium Development Goal (MDG): Reducing the 1990 mortality rate among under-5 children by two-thirds by 2015. “
“Poverty in America: Why Can’t We End It?” by Peter Edelman, The New York Times (OpEd). “The first thing needed if we’re to get people out of poverty is more jobs that pay decent wages.”
“The Do-Little Congress heads home,” by Seung Min Kim and John Bresnahan, Politico. “Congress is leaving town for a five-week recess after failing to address one of the most serious issues facing the nation: the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.”
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