Online Spat Over UN Poverty Stats

When the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization released new world hunger estimates earlier this month, which showed a drop in the number of malnourished, at least one person took issue with the stats. William Easterly, NYU economics

Reminder of danger in Haiti

A freak storm hit Port-au-Prince Friday, killing three adults and two children and injuring others as trees, billboards and tent homes collapsed in winds well under tropical-storm strength. It's a frightening reminder that there are several weeks

Kristof's Advice to the Humanitarian World

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote an op-ed article this week, on the heels of the United Nations meeting to discuss global poverty. It's been 10 years since the U.N. adopted the Millennium Development Goals, and we're not doing so

Cooking Up Something Better

Poverty can be dangerous in all kinds of ways we don't normally think about. Take cooking dinner, for instance. The job falls to woman in most parts of the world, and that job is often a smoky, choking chore conducted over open flames. It's

Let Them Go to Haiti and See

Photos and video by Edwin Rocha Interim CEO Charles Stewart, in a speech in Saut Mathurine earlier this month, acknowledged the hard work and resilience of Heifer participants and partners in this small village in the south of Haiti as they

Urban Farms

by WorldLink staff ?What are some ways to connect with both your community and the source of your food when living in a city? In this video from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, chef Bryant Terry discusses the rise of urban farming and its

Cell Phones in Africa

Stay tuned to the Holiday issue of World Ark magazine for a feature about how technology is transforming Africa, and more info about cell phones in the developing world.

The World's Smallest Cow

Photo by Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records/AP Meet Swallow, an 11-year-old Dexter cow (an Irish breed) from the Yorkshire region of northern England that stands only 33 inches tall, hind to foot. The Guinness World Records book just

1 in 7

That's the number of Americans now living in poverty. According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2009, 14.3 percent of Americans, or 43.6 million, earned less than the $21,954 threshold for a family of four, an increase of 0.9 percent