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Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity amid COVID-19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The alert from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), coincides with ongoing conflict and disasters on the continent, and severe underfunding for their work. “While the situation continues to deteriorate for everyone, the disaster is magnified for refugees who have absolutely...

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Green classes for innovative, fun, educational and nutritional production

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Article written byr Dossa Codjo, Horticultural specialist, FAO SFC Gabon and Aissa Mamadoultaibou, Nutrition Officer for Central Africa FAO SFC   Promoting nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems in schools to effectively combat hunger and malnutrition Promoting nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems in schools helps ensure food self-sufficiency and combat...

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FAO Cameroon is training producers to process and conserve their food

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Article written by Gaëlle Massack Epse Ngando Mbaye, Communications Officer FAO Cameroon and Aissa Mamadoultaibou, Nutrition Officer for Central Africa FAO SFC   The use of solar dryers: producers appreciate an innovation that can process and conserve fruit and vegetables while preserving their nutritional status. In the midst of...

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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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Reducing stunting through multisectoral efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

All Hands on Deck Reducing Stunting through Multisectoral Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa A copublication of the Agence française de développement and the World Bank The report book lays the groundwork for more effective multisectoral action on reducing stunting by analyzing and generating empirical evidence useful for informing the...

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Parliamentarians in the sub-region commit to work for the right to food and adequate nutrition

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network

"Improving nutrition requires a collective effort. It requires well-designed laws that improve food systems, ensure healthy diets and strengthen school meals. It also requires adequate public budgets and it calls for strong legal frameworks that consolidate advances and allow us to press ahead." Referencing the words...

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Children suffering chronic malnutrition in the eastern province of Cameroon

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

According to information provided by the Nutrition Focal Point in the Regional Public Health Department for the Eastern Province, the situation is grim. “Surveys conducted by UNICEF in 2018 indicate that 35.4 percent of children are suffering from chronic malnutrition, resulting in serious growth stunting...

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The African Development Bank launches a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

The African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40 per cent in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses USD 25 billion per year in costs attributed to child morbidity...

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