Welthungerhilfe Media Centre
In Brief 2/2015: Throwing food away is a waste
Natural resources are too precious to be squandered
When we put items into our shopping trolley at the supermarket, we seldom consider where the food actually comes from. We are just as unmindful when we throw some of it away at home.
In Brief 1/2015: Cheap makes hungry
Human rights have to be respected in cotton and textile production
The fashion merry-go-round is turning faster and faster, and we are buying clothes and sorting them out again at a faster and faster rate. Natural resources are wasted, human rights are repeatedly violated.
In Brief No. 36
Lima: Global climate litmus test
(November 2014) The year 2015 can be a crucial turning point for the protection of our livelihoods and therefore also for combating poverty.
In Brief No. 35 - South Sudan
First the machetes, then hunger - the civil war in South Sudan
"In Brief" No. 35 examines the situation in South Sudan and demands for the civil war to be stopped immediately.
In Brief No. 34 - Biomass
Energy change and bio-economy must help overcome hunger and poverty!
Down with oil, up with biomass – to put it briefly, that’s the goal of the bio-based economy as practiced today. (2013)
In Brief No. 33 - Climate Conference Warsaw
Warsaw 2013: Summit of climate sinners
Starting on November 11, experts and government representatives from more than 190 countries will be convening for two weeks for the 19th round of the international climate negotiations, this time in Warsaw.
In Brief 32 – Post-2015
Converging the Strands - On the road to a sustainable development agenda
The In Brief Nr. 32 deals with the Post-2015 development agenda process. What are the issues at stake? What needs to be reflected in any new global agenda, if poverty and hunger are supposed to become remnants of the past?
IN BRIEF 31/2013 - Billions for Mali
Hunger despite generous pledges
At the International Donors Conference in May 2013, Mali was promised more than three billion euro. Basically, the funds are urgently needed because the humanitarian situation in parts of the country is extremely volatile.
In Brief No. 30 - Disaster risk reduction
Towards the next generation of disaster risk reduction and resilience
It is no secret: Prevention is more effective and much cheaper than reconstructing and rebuilding. However, the importance of disaster risk reduction for inclusive, sustainable development has long been neglected.
IN BRIEF 27/2012 Sahel Zone: A Political Powder Keg
Armed conflicts threaten food security
Aid organizations, including Welthungerhilfe, have been warning since last November about a looming food crisis in the Sahel. Despite various preventative measures the crisis is worsening. (Version 2012)