Lambers: Feed the Children!

    The international community needs to step up its efforts in addressing hunger and lack of proper education among school-age children in Iraq and Afghanistan, William Lambers writes on Examiner. School feeding and education development are great tools to achieving peace and starting reconstruction in the two countries, Lambers explains. They are “quite inexpensive,” he argues, especially when compared to the cost of war.

    “For a fraction of the cost of the world’s armaments, it would be simple to provide resources for universal school feeding in every country,” Lambers adds.

    Lambers suggests the U.S. should take on a leadership role and start establishing feeding programs in conflict areas around the world. U.S. leadership and the support of the international community can end child hunger, he concludes.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.