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IFAD fund launched to help prevent rural food crisis in wake of COVID-19

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today committed USD 40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities...

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Latin American and Caribbean countries coordinate to support regular functioning of food systems during COVID19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Ministers and secretaries of agriculture, food, livestock, fisheries and rural development of 26 countries signed a statement detailing their measures so that food is not lacking.  26 Latin American and Caribbean countries expressed their commitment to coordinate the supply of sufficient, safe and nutritious food for...

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Parliamentary Front Against Hunger open letter on COVID-19 and the fight against hunger

  |   Parliamentarians, SUN Country Network

The Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean released an open letter calling not to neglect the fight against hunger and malnutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the text, the more than 500 parliamentarians who are part of this legislative network, which receives...

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ASEAN pledges to ensure food security during COVID-19 outbreak

  |   SUN Country Network

Deeply concerned with the potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on ASEAN cooperation in food, agriculture and forestry and the disruption of the food supply chain in the region, the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) issued a Joint Statement on 15 April reaffirming commitment to ensure food security, food...

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COVID-19 and the 5 major threats it poses to global food security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

* Originally published by the World Food Programme   Story by Chase Sova, acting Head of Public Policy for WFP-USA. Entering 2020, the number of hungry and malnourished people around the world was already on the rise due to an increase in violent conflict and climate change impacts. Today, over 800...

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Global Report on Food Crises reveals scope of food crises as COVID-19 poses new risks to vulnerable countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The 2020 edition of The Global Report on Food Crises describes the scale of acute hunger in the world. It provides an analysis of the drivers that are contributing to food crises across the globe, and examines how the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to their...

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COVID-19 will double number of people facing food crises unless swift action is taken

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Noting that the global spread of COVID-19 this year has sparked “the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two”, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley pointed to deepening crises, more frequent natural disasters and changing weather patterns, saying “we’re already facing a perfect storm”. As millions...

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