• July 12, 2010

    I’m always complaining about food bills. My family will testify how annoyed I get when they then waste the purchased food. “Do you know that people in England and Wales throw away 3.6 million tonnes of food each year?” I ask my three teenage boys, “and that 60 per cent of it is untouched, with salad, fruit and bread being the most commonly wasted?” I fail to engender outrage. But then we’re better off than most. At the weekend the charity, ‘Contact a Family’, warned that families in UK with disabled children are going without basics such as food after being left in financial "dire straits”.

  • July 9, 2010

    Ten leading aid agencies have called for a "surge" in the humanitarian effort to help ten million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of west and central Africa.

  • July 6, 2010

    The Methodist Church's aid affiliate has launched an urgent appeal for West Africa, as millions of people in the region face chronic food shortages.

  • July 6, 2010

    In Niger in West Africa, there's a crisis going on. The usual lean season has been massively exacerbated by poor rains, poor harvests and a hike in food prices.

  • May 8, 2010

    Niger is on the brink of a severe food emergency that could leave more than half the 14 million population starving and around one million children critically malnourished.

  • January 12, 2008

    Only 14 percent of Niger’s people are functionally literate, a significant factor in the poverty that is so prevalent. Educational opportunities are limited for many boys and girls. Without good schooling, it will be extremely difficult for these children to break free from the cycle of poverty. To find out more about child sponsorship, and sponsor a child in Niger, visit the World Vision sponsor a child website