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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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WFP to convene a coalition of stakeholders to restore and boost access to school feeding for the most vulnerable children

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun to convene a coalition of stakeholders to support governments to restore and boost access to school feeding for the most vulnerable children. At the request of the African Union and member states such as Finland and France,...

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Private partners step up efforts to help end hunger by 2030 in the Philippines

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

Various private companies have promised to proactively support the government efforts as they stepped up endeavors to help address involuntary hunger and malnutrition in the country. This commitment was made as the government, through the Task Force Zero Hunger and alongside its partners in the...

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Acute malnutrition threatens half of children under five in Yemen in 2021

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Nearly 2.3 million children under the age of five in Yemen are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021, four United Nations agencies warned today. Of these, 400,000 are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition and could die if they do not receive...

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Case study on the inter-cluster famine response strategy in South Sudan

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The crisis in South Sudan remains complex and protracted with both acute and chronic needs experienced at varying levels across 78 counties of the country and Abyei region. Nearly 4 million people remain displaced by the humanitarian crisis: 1.5 million internally and more than 2...

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