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Put Food Security and Nutrition in the Middle East and North Africa at the Heart of Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals!

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Making sure no woman, man or child goes hungry has, for decades, been one of humanity’s greatest challenges. Although many solutions have been found in various corners of the world – including across the Middle East and North Africa – hundreds of million people globally...

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UN officials meet with Djibouti President on sustainable development

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On 23 July 2017, senior United Nations officials met with Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh to discuss cooperation of the UN agencies in the country. UN chiefs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme...

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The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program announces $160 million in grants to seven countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On 30 March 2017, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) announced that seven countries will receive grants totaling $160 million. The new grants – to Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Haiti, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, and Tanzania – will help each country increase food security, raise...

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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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Cash transfers, behavior change, and resilience in Niger’s Adaptive Social Safety Nets Program

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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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