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Acute food insecurity on the rise as the Central African Republic reels from impacts of conflict and COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Nearly half of the population - 47 percent - suffers from high and surging acute food insecurity in the Central African Republic as the country reels from the impacts of ongoing conflict and COVID-19, and braces for another harsh May-August lean season, warn the Food and...

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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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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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The DRC, home to the highest number of people in urgent need of food security assistance in the world

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the food security situation remains dire with one in three people – a record high - suffering from acute hunger, two United Nations agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned....

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Improve nutrition in the Central Sahel by strengthening local food systems

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) announced that they are partnering in an 18-month project to improve the production, availability and consumption of nutritious foods to prevent malnutrition among women and children in Africa’s Central Sahel region comprising Burkina...

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Urgent scaling up of emergency response needed as Somalia faces acute food insecurity crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Over 2.6 million people in Somalia are expected to be in extreme food insecurity according to the latest joint technical assessment released by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS...

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FAO and WFP warn of rising levels of acute hunger with potential risk of famine in four SUN countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen cause for concern but acute hunger on the rise across the globe The world has been put on a heightened famine alert with a new report by two United Nations agencies that contains a stark warning; four countries...

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