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ECLAC proposes a basic income to help most vulnerable population overcome the COVID19’s effects

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented a new report on the social challenges of the crisis stemming from COVID-19. In a context of low growth, a significant increase in poverty, extreme poverty and inequality is foreseen in Latin America and...

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Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability according to the World Food Programme (WFP). Appealing for continued support from the international community for the agency’s global aid effort, WFP spokesperson...

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IFAD fund launched to help prevent rural food crisis in wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today committed USD 40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities...

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Power of the people: how community leaders tackle malnutrition in Mali

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Dedicated local leadership supported by the SUN Movement Pooled Fund is delivering results for communities through multisectoral platforms Following Mali’s constitutional revision in 2017, recognizing the right to food and adequate nutrition as a constitutional right for Malians, strengthened advocacy towards decision-makers at various levels was...

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Latin American and Caribbean countries coordinate to support regular functioning of food systems during COVID19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Ministers and secretaries of agriculture, food, livestock, fisheries and rural development of 26 countries signed a statement detailing their measures so that food is not lacking.  26 Latin American and Caribbean countries expressed their commitment to coordinate the supply of sufficient, safe and nutritious food for...

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Parliamentary Front Against Hunger open letter on COVID-19 and the fight against hunger

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network

The Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean released an open letter calling not to neglect the fight against hunger and malnutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the text, the more than 500 parliamentarians who are part of this legislative network, which receives...

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