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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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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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Pakistan and South Sudan: the first countries to step up for improved nutrition by doing their 2019 Joint-Assessment

  |   SUN Country Network

Each year, member countries of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement are asked to undertake a participatory exercise aiming to chart the road ahead and celebrate progress made to ensure improved nutrition for all women, men and their families. In 2019, this Joint-Assessment exercise –...

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Eastern Africa parliamentarians commit to safeguard Right to Food

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Recognizing the slow progress in improving the food security and nutrition situation in Eastern Africa, parliamentarians from nine Eastern African nations have pledged to urge their governments to intensify their battle against food insecurity, malnutrition and hunger by enacting sound legislation and allocating adequate resources....

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South Sudan moves forward on developing a Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan

  |   SUN Country Network

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with WFP and Save the Children on behalf of the UN Network and Civil Society Alliance organized a half day SUN Movement advocacy workshop on 22 February, bringing together 49 people from Ministries of Health, Education and General Instruction,...

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