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COVID-19 and SMEs: supporting small enterprises to avoid a nutrition crisis

  |   SUN Business Network

* Originally published by the SUN Business Network Today, 2 billion people suffer from an inadequate diet, and the emergence of COVID-19 is only expected to accelerate the number of malnourished and hungry people worldwide. Preliminary assessments suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic may add between 83 and 132...

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COVID-19 impacting the health and wellbeing of children and families in Zimbabwe

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Donor Network

* Originally published by the SUN Civil Society Network The outbreak of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe is having drastic consequences to the health and wellbeing of children and their families in both urban and rural communities. Infants, children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are facing significant risks...

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African Leaders for Nutrition call on leaders to embed nutrition within the COVID-19 response and recovery

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) have unveiled a position paper calling upon African Heads of State and Governments to ensure that financing for nutrition is included in their country’s COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The position paper, titled “Embedding Nutrition within the COVID-19 Response and Recovery,”...

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Leveraging technology to support Guatemala’s food chain during COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

* Blog written by Camila De Ferrari Piazza, Viviana Perego and Katie Kennedy Freeman and originally published by the World Bank Restrictions to local and international mobility following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are causing disruptions all along the food chain in Guatemala.  This is causing widespread economic...

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The nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso is worsening

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

New data from UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,000 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition – an unprecedented level.  “The aggravating factors causing the nutritional situation of children to deteriorate...

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COVID-19 could reverse decades of progress toward eliminating preventable child deaths

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME), Report 2020   The number of global under-five deaths dropped to its lowest point on record in 2019 – down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990, according to new mortality estimates released...

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