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“There is a strong interest to set up a functional Multi-Sectoral Platform in Lesotho to fight against malnutrition”

  |   SUN Country Network

Interview of Mr Tiisetso Elias SUN Focal Point in Lesotho Can you tell us a bit about the nutrition situation in Lesotho? What are the key underlying causes? Tiisetso Elias: Lesotho is facing a problem of malnutrition that is often referred to as ‘triple burden’ of malnutrition. The...

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La Niña looms large over Afghanistan as one-third of population acutely food insecure

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

One-in-three Afghans are acutely food insecure, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) assessment report released by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its partners. According to the IPC report, food insecurity in Afghanistan is attributed to the lingering impact...

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African Development Bank, IFAD and partners redouble efforts to stop hunger in Africa and strengthen food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization, today pledged to work closely with African leaders to address rising hunger on the continent and shore...

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Urgent action is required to address acute malnutrition rise in Madagascar

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar is forcing hundreds of thousands of people to the brink of famine, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). With acute malnutrition rates continuing to rise, urgent action is required to address this unfolding humanitarian crisis. Most districts in...

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USAID announces increased assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

Vice President Harris announced that the United States is providing USD310 million in increased assistance to the Northern Triangle, including USD255 million in assistance to meet immediate and urgent humanitarian needs for people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, refugees, other displaced people, and vulnerable...

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Increasing food and nutrition security in the face of climate change and COVID-19 in Mozambique

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Mozambique and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have officially launched the Inclusive Agri-Food Value Chain Development Programme (PROCAVA) to improve rural livelihoods, food security and resilience – are all critical needs in view of pandemic and climate change impacts for the country’s most...

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Leveraging innovation, partnership to shore up food security in Asia and the Pacific

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Transforming food systems in Asia and the Pacific to make them more sustainable, resilient and productive, is vital for countries to rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and address chronic undernourishment, a UN regional forum on food security has heard. Gathered virtually at the UN Food...

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