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Urgent scaling up of emergency response needed as Somalia faces acute food insecurity crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Over 2.6 million people in Somalia are expected to be in extreme food insecurity according to the latest joint technical assessment released by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS...

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Acute malnutrition threatens half of children under five in Yemen in 2021

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Nearly 2.3 million children under the age of five in Yemen are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021, four United Nations agencies warned today. Of these, 400,000 are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition and could die if they do not receive...

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CFS Members endorse new Voluntary Guidelines on food systems and nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Members of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) endorsed the first-ever Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition aiming to support countries and others in their efforts to eradicate all forms of hunger and malnutrition by utilizing a comprehensive food systems approach. The endorsement took place...

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Guatemala provides food assistance to vulnerable people in remote locations backed by UN agencies

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* A story written by L. Alejandro Arriola and originally published by the World Food Programme Launched in 2019 by the Guatemalan Food and Nutrition Security Secretariat and the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, the initiative was expanded last year across the regions where...

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Nutrition crisis looms as more than 39 billion in-school meals missed since start of pandemic

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

More than 39 billion in-school meals have been missed globally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to school closures, according to a new report released today by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the World Food Programme (WFP). COVID-19: Missing More Than...

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Violence and displacement threatens thousands of children already affected by humanitarian crisis and COVID-19 in the CAR

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

UNICEF is deeply concerned for the wellbeing of thousands of children estimated to be newly displaced by a surge in violence in several Central African towns, including the capital Bangui, prior to and following the country’s general elections. The crisis is likely to lead to...

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Economic impact of COVID-19 and worsening inequalities will fuel malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The economic impact of COVID-19 on the world's most populous region is threatening to further undermine efforts to improve diets and nutrition of nearly two billion people in Asia and the Pacific who were already unable to afford healthy diets prior to the pandemic, says...

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