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UN officials call for urgent action to avert famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and north-east Nigeria

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 10 March 2017, following country visits, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien urged the international community for comprehensive action to save people facing or at risk of famine. In his address to the Security Council the top United Nations official warned, without collective and...

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Hadiza (center) prepares a family meal, aided by her daughters Nadia, 4, and Layhanatou, 10, who grind millet in a wooden mortar. At age 32, Hadiza has six children, four sons and two daughters. She lives in Rabé chantier, a village 25 kilometers east of Dosso comprised of circular huts made of mud brick covered with straw, and granaries topped with straw hats. The little girls help their mother with chores while the men work in the fields. The village marabout sees to the children’s education. The most widely grown grain in Niger, it is the country’s dietary mainstay. Threshing, hulling and grinding millet by hand makes for a long, exhausting workday. The Ministry of Population, Advancement of Women and Protection of Children has made it a priority to lighten women’s workloads by providing them access to mills, hullers and water sources. In the countryside, however, many Niger women have no choice but to use the traditional methods.



The agriculture sector in Niger is characterized by very low levels of farm input use and low productivity. Women account for approximately 24% of Niger’s agricultural farm labour, but have sole ownership of only 9% of the total land area controlled by Niger’s households.  Increasing women’s contributions to Niger’s agricultural sector could help rural households lift themselves out of poverty. Photo: © Stephan Gladieu / World Bank

Mechanisms to improve resilience are included in a new adaptive social protection system in Niger

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN in Practice

In 2016, the project added components to promote an adaptive social protection system in Niger. These include mechanisms to make social protection interventions more responsive to shocks and allow poor and vulnerable households to build their resilience. The goal of this newer program is to...

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West African civil society make a collective call for nutrition action from Senegal workshop

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

From 28 February 2017, civil society nutrition champions from 12 SUN Countries came together for a four-day workshop in Dakar, Senegal, to strengthen advocacy capacities for scaling up nutrition. The SUN Civil Society Network Workshop was organized by Action Against Hunger and its partners -...

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Indonesia

Indonesian Ministers of finance, health, planning and development talk nutrition with SUN Movement Coordinator

  |   SUN Country Network

On 22 February 2017, SUN Movement Coordinator and Assistant Secretary-General, Ms. Gerda Verburg, met with Ministers from a wide range of sectors during a two day visit to Indonesia. Gerda was welcomed by Ibu Nina Sardjunani at Indonesia's Sustainable Development Secretariat Office - Ibu Nina...

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Top government officials in Cambodia meet with SUN Movement Coordinator to tackle malnutrition

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On 20 February 2017, Gerda Verburg, SUN Movement Coordinator and UN Assistant Secretary-General, met with the Cambodian government to discuss progress in tackling malnutrition. During her two day visit, Ms. Verburg met with policy makers and champions from multiple sectors to discuss Cambodia's the path...

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