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WFP: Half of Afghanistan’s children under 5 expected to suffer from acute malnutrition as hunger takes root for millions

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

*Kabul – Wrapping up a two-day visit to Herat, UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, Hervé Ludovic De Lys, and WFP Afghanistan Representative and Country Director, Mary-Ellen McGroarty, sounded the alarm on the dire state of malnutrition and food insecurity sweeping across the country. Without reliable access...

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Afghanistan: Food supply for millions could run out this month

  |   SUN Monthly Newsletter, SUN UN Network

Photo: UNICEF Food stocks in Afghanistan could run out as soon as this month, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday, urging the international community to step up support for the country. Story first published by UN News on 1 September 2021. Ramiz Alakbarov, Deputy Special Representative...

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Central and South Asia launch SUN Movement Strategy for 2021-2025

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

On 25 August 2021, a Central and South Asia virtual regional event, attended by some 120 participants from all over the world, took place to launch the SUN Movement Strategy for its third phase (2021-2025). Hosted by Dr Kiran Rupakhetee, Joint Secretary of the National Planning...

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The latest wave of COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on children and their families in South Asia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a USD 164 million appeal for personal protective gear, together with COVID-19 testing and control equipment, to save lives amidst the deadly wave of infections which continues to sweep across South Asia. Across the region of almost 2 billion...

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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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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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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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