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Iraq Strategy Should Also Fight Hunger

The UN World Food Programme feeds displaced Iraqis, But the UN food agency is running out of funds (WFP Iraq photo).

While a strategy for peace in Iraq is still being formed, we already know one ingredient. Food will help write the peace in Iraq. Read More »

Syria’s Road to Peace Must End Hunger Too

Damascus, Syria: Fatema feeds her 18 month old daughter, Haneen. Fatema's family was displaced from their home in Douma in rural Damascus and now receive aid from the World Food Programme. More than 11 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes. (Credit: WFP/Abeer Etefa)

As Syria's tragic civil war enters its fifth year, we can't forget the silent enemy civilians face daily: hunger. We, the international community, must do everything possible to feed Syria's war victims. Read More »

Syrian Refugees in Turkey Need Humanitarian Aid

This Syrian family used to lead a happy life in Aleppo. Now the parents and children sleep on the streets of Istanbul in Turkey. They are among the 3 million refugees from Syria, many of whom live in desperate conditions. (UNHCR/S.Baldwin)

It's vital that refugees from Syria's war receive humanitarian aid. The future of the Middle East depends on how we respond to this emergency. Read More »

Gaza Strip: Over 100,000 Need Emergency Food Aid

Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City

The never-ending cycle of violence between Israel and Palestine is accompanied by hunger and poverty. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Sword Of David’ by Donald J. McCarthy Jr.

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An excellent table top book covers the history, progress and development of the Israeli Air and Space Force. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Alif The Unseen’ by G. Willow Wilson

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This could be one of the stories behind the Arab Spring. Read More »

Book Review: Algebra of Hope by Ranjit Divakaran

Many Indians go to the Middle East to work, only to find themselves trapped in a tangle of obligations. Read More »

Millions of Syrians Desperate for Food Aid

Life-saving food aid is not reaching hungry Syrians because of the escalating conflict between Assad's government and rebels. Read More »

Plumpy’Doz Needed in Syria to Stop Deadly Child Malnutrition

The hunger crisis in Syria is putting children at risk of deadly malnutrition. Read More »

USAID Official Tells Congress of Syrian Hunger Emergency

Nancy Lindborg of USAID spoke to the House about the growing humanitarian crisis facing war-torn Syria. Read More »