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SUN Business Network B2B support: leveraging expertise for enhanced nutrition

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

* Originally published by the SUN Business Network Local SMEs are well-positioned to address the nutritional needs of their communities, provide affordable foods and access non-traditional sales channels. Linking these enterprises with larger corporations provides an opportunity to enhance products and business practices with support from...

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Guatemala provides food assistance to vulnerable people in remote locations backed by UN agencies

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* A story written by L. Alejandro Arriola and originally published by the World Food Programme Launched in 2019 by the Guatemalan Food and Nutrition Security Secretariat and the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, the initiative was expanded last year across the regions where...

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Nutrition crisis looms as more than 39 billion in-school meals missed since start of pandemic

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

More than 39 billion in-school meals have been missed globally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to school closures, according to a new report released today by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the World Food Programme (WFP). COVID-19: Missing More Than...

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Violence and displacement threatens thousands of children already affected by humanitarian crisis and COVID-19 in the CAR

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

UNICEF is deeply concerned for the wellbeing of thousands of children estimated to be newly displaced by a surge in violence in several Central African towns, including the capital Bangui, prior to and following the country’s general elections. The crisis is likely to lead to...

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Economic impact of COVID-19 and worsening inequalities will fuel malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The economic impact of COVID-19 on the world's most populous region is threatening to further undermine efforts to improve diets and nutrition of nearly two billion people in Asia and the Pacific who were already unable to afford healthy diets prior to the pandemic, says...

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Guatemala creates an interactive panel as part of the active search for children with acute malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In the context of the Great National Crusade for Nutrition, the Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security (SESAN) is making an interactive panel available to the Guatemalan population, and particularly to decision-makers, giving the results of the active search for children with acute malnutrition and...

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National Council on Nutrition approves a five-year nutrition action plan for Nigeria

  |   SUN Country Network

The National Council on Nutrition, at a virtual meeting anchored at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, approved a five-year nutrition action plan to guide the implementation of interventions and programmes against hunger and malnutrition across all sectors in Nigeria. If effectively implemented, the action plan, titled the...

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Children to suffer from acute malnutrition in the DRC, Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen in 2021 

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

UNICEF is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, the Central Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen. These are all countries or regions experiencing...

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