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UNICEF and WFP launch partnership to help fight malnutrition in Ethiopia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a three-year partnership in Ethiopia to support the Government in preventing acute malnutrition in children and mothers and provide school-based nutrition and health services. The three-year initiative aims to support the Government...

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Yemeni children face deadly hunger and aid shortages as COVID-19 pandemic spreads

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Millions of children in Yemen could be pushed to ‘the brink of starvation’ due to huge shortfalls in humanitarian aid funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic – according to a new UNICEF report marking more than five years since conflict escalated in the country. Yemen five years...

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Breastmilk substitutes call to action – The road to code compliance

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The health, nutrition and well-being of women and infants worldwide is a global concern and public health imperative ​Breastfeeding in line with global recommendations is vital to making progress as it provides health benefits to both women and children. With this in mind, nearly 40 years ago, the...

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Growing food to tackle coronavirus and child malnutrition in Malawi

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Written by Francis Thawani - Communications Officer, WFP Malawi WFP and Government are working to train mothers in agriculture as poor diets put the lives of 56,000 children at risk. “While my son, Chrispine, was being treated for malnutrition at the hospital, I received orange-fleshed potato vines which...

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Faced with Covid-19, the EU and UNICEF guarantee continuity of vital care for malnourished children in Niger

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

UNICEF Niger will benefit from USD 2.6 million dollars of financial aid from the Humanitarian Aid Department of the European Union (ECHO), ensuring that children suffering from severe acute malnutrition receive quality treatment and care during the Covid-19 crisis. “We are deeply concerned at the crisis...

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Millions at risk of severe food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean due to COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean could potentially leave around 14 million* vulnerable people in severe food insecurity this year, warranting urgent attention to save lives, according to projections by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). “It is...

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Combatting the consequences of COVID-19 with fortified food staples

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

by Sri Kusyuniati, Country Director — Indonesia, Nutrition International Two hundred million people in Indonesia regularly begin their day by eating foods made with fortified wheat flour, getting their daily dose of vitamins and minerals through bread, noodles, or other standard fare. These nutrients are vital...

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Take-home food rations to schoolchildren in Tajikistan as part of its response to coronavirus crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

As part of its response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided one-off take-home food rations to 24,000 vulnerable families whose children benefit from WFP’s school feeding programme in Tajikistan. The food rations support the government’s Social Protection Preparedness and Response...

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The EU and UNICEF to ensure continuity of life-saving care for malnourished children in Niger

  |   SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

UNICEF receives additional USD 2.6 million funding support from the EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) to ensure that children suffering from severe acute malnutrition receive quality care and treatment amidst the Covid-19 pandemic context. The country estimates that the number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition...

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