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The African Development Fund supporting Ethiopia to boost nutrition and end child stunting

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a grant of USD31.2 million to the Government of Ethiopia to increase access to multi-sectoral nutritional services for children under-five years, by boosting access to services for improved health, a more diverse and nutritious food, ...

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Urgent action is required to address acute malnutrition rise in Madagascar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar is forcing hundreds of thousands of people to the brink of famine, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). With acute malnutrition rates continuing to rise, urgent action is required to address this unfolding humanitarian crisis. Most districts in...

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Nutrition International helped turn food fortification regulations into reality in Pakistan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International Nutrition International worked closely with industry and government regulatory bodies to realize widespread fortification of edible oil with vitamin A and D in Pakistan. Oil millers and staff from provincial food authorities share their experiences working with Nutrition International. When asked...

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USAID announces increased assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Vice President Harris announced that the United States is providing USD310 million in increased assistance to the Northern Triangle, including USD255 million in assistance to meet immediate and urgent humanitarian needs for people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, refugees, other displaced people, and vulnerable...

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Encouraging signs for breastfeeding campaigners in Sierra Leone

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Adapted from: “Pujehun: Encouraging signs for breastfeeding campaigners,” by FOCUS 1000, SUN Pooled Fund 2nd Interim Report - Annexes, Place of Publication: Grant report.  Adapted with permission. It’s Friday and it’s “Antenatal Day” at the Potoru Health Center. On this day pregnant women and lactating mothers from...

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A major food transfer program in Bangladesh fell short during the COVID-19 pandemic

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

* A blog by Shyamal Chowdhury, Nahian Bin Khaled, Kalyani Raghunthan, Shahidur Rashid and Honor Dearlove originally published by IFPRI Bangladesh’s March-May 2020 COVID-19 lockdown has had severe consequences for the incomes and food security of poor households. Public food transfer programs have traditionally been the...

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