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Nutrition Can’t Wait – SUN Civil Society Asia Coordination Group launches advocacy campaign

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

By: Irshad Danish, Nutrition International and Alison Farnham MA, MMedSci, Action for Development #Nutrition Can’t Wait - The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Low and lower middle-income countries are more...

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A call for more innovative policies in Asia-Pacific to ensure food security and nutrition in the wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 requires a greater coordinated response on many policy levels, but particularly to ensure food security and nutrition for billions of people in the vast Asia-Pacific region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported. FAO’s Regional Office...

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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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SUN Civil Society Network Asia regional workshop in Cambodia

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

Story written by Jeremy Mair, Program Support Officer at Helen Keller International From September 18-25, representatives from thirteen SUN Civil Society Alliances (SUN CSAs) throughout Asia (from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, The Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Nepal, Viet Nam and Papua New...

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Afghanistan celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2019

  |   SUN Country Network

The International Breastfeeding Week was celebrated at the Sapidar Palace with the participation of H.E. Dr. Abdallah Abdullah the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and AFSeN-A stakeholders including the Minister of Public Health, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, State Minister for...

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Technical Focal Point in Afghanistan: “SUN is an added value to achieve the Humanitarian Development Nexus”

  |   SUN Country Network

Dr. Shams – coordinating the technical secretariat for Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda and technical Focal Point for the SUN Movement In your role, how do you contribute to bridging the Humanitarian Development gap? The starting point, for bridging the Humanitarian Development gap is the policy development...

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Heritage crops and under-represented food: Nutritious, affordable and high impact

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

An urgent call to action to improve nutrition in the South Asia Region The third South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI) Roundtable event was held last week in Bangkok, Thailand highlighting the role of high impact and under-represented nutrition sensitive food systems in South...

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Afghanistan Nutrition Cluster – Annual Report

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The nutritional situation in Afghanistan continues to be alarming. Ongoing conflict, low access to basic services, and impact of natural disasters have exacerbated the existing vulnerabilities of communities, contributing towards high rates of acute malnutrition, which are reflected in severity of acute malnutrition map below. The...

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Afghanistan celebrates the New Solar Year launching the National Nutrition Strategy

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The National Nutrition Strategy launched in first week of the New Solar Year (1397) aims at improving nutrition status of population, particularly infants, young children, adolescents, and women of reproductive age. The strategy is developed and approved for 5 years (2019 to 2023) with a...

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Improving food security and nutrition in Afghanistan with the support of FAO and Denmark

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

The Kingdom of Denmark through the Royal Danish Embassy in Kabul and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to provide emergency assistance to more than 142,000 drought-affected vulnerable livestock herders and pastoralists and their families in six of the worst drought-affected provinces of Afghanistan.  Under this project, vulnerable livestock herders in areas hardest hit by drought will receive high-quality...

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