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The SUN Movement celebrates 2021 World Breastfeeding Week

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Business Network, SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Monthly Newsletter, SUN UN Network

Each year, from 1-7 August, countries, organisations and nutrition champions celebrate World Breastfeeding Week all over the world. In 2021, under its theme ‘Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility’, this week served as an important a time to revisit the commitments made at the start of...

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SUN Business Network B2B support: leveraging expertise for enhanced nutrition

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by the SUN Business Network Local SMEs are well-positioned to address the nutritional needs of their communities, provide affordable foods and access non-traditional sales channels. Linking these enterprises with larger corporations provides an opportunity to enhance products and business practices with support from...

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National Council on Nutrition approves a five-year nutrition action plan for Nigeria

  |   SUN Country Network

The National Council on Nutrition, at a virtual meeting anchored at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, approved a five-year nutrition action plan to guide the implementation of interventions and programmes against hunger and malnutrition across all sectors in Nigeria. If effectively implemented, the action plan, titled 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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Nigeria National Nutrition Week highlights the need for nutrition in COVID-19 response

  |   SUN Country Network

* Originally published by Nutrition International Nigeria observed National Nutrition Week, an annual event to rally efforts to address the burden of malnutrition in the country. This year’s theme, “Nutrition: The Bedrock for Economic Development,” underscored the critical role of nutrition in development plans and COVID-19 recovery efforts. The...

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FAO and WFP warn of rising levels of acute hunger with potential risk of famine in four SUN countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen cause for concern but acute hunger on the rise across the globe The world has been put on a heightened famine alert with a new report by two United Nations agencies that contains a stark warning; four countries...

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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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