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Emerging data suggest COVID-19 is driving up hunger in vulnerable countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Initial and ongoing assessments by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provide strong indications that the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts are driving up hunger in countries that were already experiencing high levels of food insecurity prior to the disease's outbreak. "The COVID-19 pandemic poses...

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Combatting the consequences of COVID-19 with fortified food staples

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

by Sri Kusyuniati, Country Director — Indonesia, Nutrition International Two hundred million people in Indonesia regularly begin their day by eating foods made with fortified wheat flour, getting their daily dose of vitamins and minerals through bread, noodles, or other standard fare. These nutrients are vital...

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African Development Bank unveils strategy roadmap to safeguard food security against impacts of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The African Development Bank has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis through a raft of immediate and longer-term measures. The Feed Africa Response to COVID-19 (FAREC) paves the...

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Take-home food rations to schoolchildren in Tajikistan as part of its response to coronavirus crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

As part of its response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided one-off take-home food rations to 24,000 vulnerable families whose children benefit from WFP’s school feeding programme in Tajikistan. The food rations support the government’s Social Protection Preparedness and Response...

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Coronavirus puts 14 million people at risk of missing meals in Latin America and the Caribbean

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

As South America becomes “a new ‘epicentre” of the COVID-19 pandemic according to the World Health Organization, measures taken to contain its spread look set to take a devastating toll on the broader Latin America and Caribbean region. The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that the...

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Preparing for SUN Movement 3.0, a message from the Executive Committee

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

Dear Friends of the SUN Movement, In April 2020, the final report of the Strategic Review of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, 2019-2020, was released. As you are aware, this strategic review process that started in late 2019 built on the findings from the 2018...

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WHO and Costa Rica preview technology pooling initiative to ensure access to COVID-19 health products for all

  |   SUN Country Network

Presidents Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica and Sebastián Piñera of Chile joined WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to announce progress on a technology platform that aims to lift access barriers to effective vaccines, medicines and other health products against COVID-19. Costa Rica proposed...

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Global Nutrition Report 2020 calls to step up efforts to address malnutrition in all its forms.

  |   SUN Country Network

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten health and food systems around the world, the 2020 Global Nutrition Report calls on governments, businesses and civil society to step up efforts to address malnutrition in all its forms   The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weakness of food...

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