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The African Development Fund supporting Ethiopia to boost nutrition and end child stunting

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a grant of USD31.2 million to the Government of Ethiopia to increase access to multi-sectoral nutritional services for children under-five years, by boosting access to services for improved health, a more diverse and nutritious food, ...

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Escalating conflict in northern Mozambique pushes thousands into hunger

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is in the grips of a spiralling crisis as thousands of people flee their homes amidst violence, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). “People have scattered in many different directions since the recent attacks in Palma, Cabo Delgado Province. Survivors...

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Viet Nam’s national nutrition strategy for 2021-2030: More equitable, resilient, and sustainable food and health systems

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

*A blog by Phuong Huynh, the National Institute of Nutrition, and Linh Phan, Alive & Thrive/SUN Civil Society Alliance Viet Nam Viet Nam is at the vanguard of baby and infant development among Southeast Asian countries. Results from a recent national nutrition survey show that Viet...

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Call for urgent and at-scale action to avert rising hunger and risk of famine in over 20 countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Acute hunger is set to soar in over 20 countries in the coming months without urgent and scaled-up assistance, warn the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) in a new report issued today. Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria top the...

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Disruptions in health services due to COVID-19 may have contributed to additional child and maternal deaths in South Asia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Drastic cuts in the availability and use of essential public health services across South Asia due to COVID-19 may have contributed to an estimated 228,000 additional child deaths in 2020, according to a new United Nations report. Around 11,000 additional maternal deaths are also expected. Clinics and...

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UN launches humanitarian response plan as hunger levels continue to deepen in South Sudan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

As hunger levels continue to deepen in South Sudan due to a combination of violence, climate change and COVID-19, the 2021 South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan was launched on Tuesday aiming to reach 6.6 million people – including 350,000 refugees - with life-saving assistance and protection. The plan asks...

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