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Strengthening food systems in fragile contexts – A GloPan policy brief

  |   SUN Country Network

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition today announces the launch of its latest policy brief, Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts. This policy brief seeks to stimulate international organisations, governments, and other stakeholders, to realign policies within fragile contexts to ensure that diet...

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African countries commit to accelerate actions towards food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Ministers at the largest ever FAO Regional Conference for Africa have committed to ‘raise ambitions and accelerate actions' towards achieving food security, at the close of the three day event. Around 900 delegates including 95 ministers and other government officials from 48 countries have met in...

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FAO and WFP warn of rising levels of acute hunger with potential risk of famine in four SUN countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen cause for concern but acute hunger on the rise across the globe The world has been put on a heightened famine alert with a new report by two United Nations agencies that contains a stark warning; four countries...

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“Cost of a Plate of Food” 2020 report shows access to food grossly unequal as COVID-19 adds to challenges

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

A basic meal is far beyond the reach of millions of people in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic joins conflict, climate change and economic troubles in pushing up levels of hunger around the world, according to a new study released today by the United Nations...

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Youth organisations use online tools for monitoring nutrition budgets in Peru

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

While many actors recognize the importance of listening to a wide range of voices, young people often are left out at the decision-making table, especially when it comes to budgetary issues. The Initiative Against Child Malnutrition (IDI) in Peru is already changing that by training...

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Malnutrition surges among young children in Yemen as conditions worsen

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Acute malnutrition rates among children under the age of five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, with more than half a million cases in southern districts, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Malnutrition analysis released today by...

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