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WFP announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people around the world due to socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

  |   SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people it plans to assist around the world, as the devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic push millions more people into food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries. “The...

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COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets – A policy brief by the Global Panel

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Donor Network

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition launched of its latest policy brief, COVID-19: safeguarding food systems and promoting healthy diets.  The brief focuses on the profound impacts the pandemic has already had on food systems and people’s diets during 2020. It sets...

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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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A call for more innovative policies in Asia-Pacific to ensure food security and nutrition in the wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 requires a greater coordinated response on many policy levels, but particularly to ensure food security and nutrition for billions of people in the vast Asia-Pacific region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported. FAO’s Regional Office...

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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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COVID-19’s triple threat to gender equality, nutrition and future potential

  |   SUN Civil Society Network

* Originally published by 1,000 Days Written By Emma Feutl Kent, Global Policy and Advocacy Manager at 1,000 Days & Robyn Bright, Director of Advocacy at Nutrition International The global COVID-19 health crisis is unprecedented, in both its global scope and devastating impacts. What started as a novel...

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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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