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“Cost of a Plate of Food” 2020 report shows access to food grossly unequal as COVID-19 adds to challenges

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

A basic meal is far beyond the reach of millions of people in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic joins conflict, climate change and economic troubles in pushing up levels of hunger around the world, according to a new study released today by the United Nations...

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Malnutrition surges among young children in Yemen as conditions worsen

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Acute malnutrition rates among children under the age of five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, with more than half a million cases in southern districts, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Malnutrition analysis released today by...

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The Cost of Hunger in Africa series: Sudan and The Gambia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Cost of Hunger in Africa study estimates the social and economic impacts of child undernutrition and provides evidence supporting investments in human capital for sustainable development in African countries. Led by the African Union Commission (AUC), and implemented by its Member States, the COHA study...

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Feeding program for students to continue amid pandemic in the Philippines

  |   SUN Country Network

The feeding program for children will continue despite blended learning approaches in schools amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said. In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said instead of preparing hot meals for students, nutritious food products will be delivered to...

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Joint statement advocating for stronger regulation of breast-milk substitutes in Myanmar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) United Nations Network (UNN) in Myanmar, which brings together UNICEF, FAO, UNFPA, UNOPS, UN Women, WFP and WHO,  welcomed with great appreciation the recent announcement by the Myanmar Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that prohibits the consumption of unqualified batches...

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WFP wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme (WFP). The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to...

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