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WFP announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people around the world due to socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

  |   SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people it plans to assist around the world, as the devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic push millions more people into food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries. “The...

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COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets – A policy brief by the Global Panel

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Donor Network

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition launched of its latest policy brief, COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets.  The brief focuses on the profound impacts the pandemic has already had on food systems and people’s diets during 2020. It sets...

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UNICEF and WFP launch partnership to help fight malnutrition in Ethiopia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a three-year partnership in Ethiopia to support the Government in preventing acute malnutrition in children and mothers and provide school-based nutrition and health services. The three-year initiative aims to support the Government...

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Yemeni children face deadly hunger and aid shortages as COVID-19 pandemic spreads

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Millions of children in Yemen could be pushed to ‘the brink of starvation’ due to huge shortfalls in humanitarian aid funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic – according to a new UNICEF report marking more than five years since conflict escalated in the country. Yemen five years...

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Breastmilk substitutes call to action – The road to code compliance

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The health, nutrition and well-being of women and infants worldwide is a global concern and public health imperative ​Breastfeeding in line with global recommendations is vital to making progress as it provides health benefits to both women and children. With this in mind, nearly 40 years ago, the...

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A call for more innovative policies in Asia-Pacific to ensure food security and nutrition in the wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 requires a greater coordinated response on many policy levels, but particularly to ensure food security and nutrition for billions of people in the vast Asia-Pacific region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported. FAO’s Regional Office...

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Investing in the data value chain for nutrition in West Africa

  |   SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Transform Nutrition West Africa  by Roos Verstraeten (TNWA/IFPRI), Rebecca Heidkamp (DataDENT) and Barbara Baille (UNICEF) The Together for Nutrition: West African Data Forum was convened in Saly, Senegal in February 2020 by a group of regional and global partners. The group was led by Transform Nutrition...

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