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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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Malawi: Chingondo irrigation scheme back to life after more than a year

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

After being idle for more than a year, farmers from the Ngabu Traditional Authority in Nsanje district are happy to be cultivating Chingondo Irrigation Scheme again. Differences in rentals between their irrigation agreement and surrounding irrigation arrangements resulted in dispute, which, through key stakeholder negotiations...

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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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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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Côte d’Ivoire: interview with Françoise N’Guessan, Marahoué Regional Coordinator and tireless nutrition activist

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

“The baby was stunted in utero, we needed millet porridge to make him fat.” "Exclusive breastfeeding isn't a good idea. With the heat, add water so that the baby is not thirsty.” It was not uncommon to hear this sort of advice in the region of Marahoué,...

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Economic empowerment of rural women strengthens food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The programme, 'Accelerating Progress towards Rural Women's Economic Empowerment’, implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls (UN Women) and the...

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Children pushed into severe acute malnutrition could increase by more than double this year in Haiti

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Haiti: funding gap threatens the lives of nearly 86,000 children. The number of children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Haiti could increase by more than double this year, warned UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean Gough, who concluded a...

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