Posts By: Valéry Nodem

Global Hunger on the Rise

By Valery Nodem | Presbyterian Hunger Program This article was originally published in the PHP Post Fall 2022 According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global hunger has reached record levels. Although this steep increase started before the war in Ukraine, it has accelerated the trend — including subsequent bans of wheat export… Read more »

Let’s join hands against racism and white supremacy

By Valery Nodem | Presbyterian Hunger Program The whole world has been shaken by the coronavirus pandemic over the past few months. Almost 7 million people have been infected globally, and more than 400,000 have died. People have been confined in their homes for months, millions of jobs have been lost, and the world economy… Read more »

COVID-19 impact on PHP’s international partners

By Valery Nodem | Presbyterian Hunger Program The whole world has come to a pause over the last 2 months as the Coronavirus hit almost all countries on the planet. From just a few hundred people infected in January, there are currently more than two and half million cases around the world. The message across… Read more »

Reflecting on Current Day Hunger and Poverty Challenges

The power of decision-makers to end hunger and poverty By Valery Nodem | Presbyterian Hunger Program I usually spend the last few weeks of every year reviewing our work, reflecting and visioning for the future.  It is an important time that helps me to celebrate each step, victory and accomplishment that has been achieved for… Read more »

TPP: Concentration of Power for Investors and Inequality for Citizens

By Conrado Olivera | Red Uniendo Manos Peru, Joining Hands Peru On October 5, 2015, after numerous rounds (and years) of negotiations, the public officials and advisors of the twelve countries representing more than a third of the global economy, finished redacting the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. After being signed on… Read more »

Presbyterian Hunger Program launches new initiative to look at root causes of poverty

Participants asked to weigh in on charity, policies and practices By Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Louisville—The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)—through its Joining Hands program—is inviting people interested in digging deeper into the root causes of poverty to join one of three roundtables focusing on global issues that create poverty and affect our global partners and the… Read more »