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The DRC, home to the highest number of people in urgent need of food security assistance in the world

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the food security situation remains dire with one in three people – a record high - suffering from acute hunger, two United Nations agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned....

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Nutrition and gender leadership on the menu for francophone SUN countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Secretariat

Capacity strengthening is a central area to accelerate multi-sectoral nutrition actions at national and sub-national levels. This also rings true for scaling up gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls across the SUN Movement. Nutrition International’s Nutrition Technical Assistance Mechanism (NTEAM), through the...

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Children to suffer from acute malnutrition in the DRC, Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen in 2021 

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

UNICEF is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen. These are all countries or regions experiencing...

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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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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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Reducing the prevalence of stunting in the DRC with the support of the World Bank

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a total financing of USD 502 million for the Multisectoral Nutrition and Health project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This funding comprises a USD 246 million credit and a USD 246 grant from the...

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