Jailed Russian opposition figure Navalny announces he will go on hunger strike, demands medication & doctor of his own choosing

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has announced that he will begin a hunger strike to protest his prison conditions. He claims his health is deteriorating due to the refusal of proper medical care and “sleep deprivation.” The activist is serving time in jail after being found guilty earlier this year of breaking the conditions of […]

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Anonymous Korean War veteran purchases hundreds of meals for local hunger relief effort

The man, who asked to remain anonymous, walked into a Food Lion store and wrote a $1,500 check for the store’s “Holidays Without Hunger” program. He also wrote a $500 check for 100 pre-packaged meal boxes — also part of the program — which contain food for a family of four and are donated to […]

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COVID-19: UN agencies warn against rising hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean

The study by the UN’s office for the region, known by the acronym ECLAC, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), proposes 10 measures to ward against increased hunger, including through an “anti-hunger grant” to support vulnerable people as well as food producers. Agriculture itself will not be so affected by the pandemic. What is […]

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