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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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Malnutrition surges among young children in Yemen as conditions worsen

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Acute malnutrition rates among children under the age of five are the highest ever recorded in parts of Yemen, with more than half a million cases in southern districts, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Malnutrition analysis released today by...

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WFP wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat, SUN UN Network

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme (WFP). The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to...

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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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Urgent action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Urgent and sustained action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso, say the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), citing alarming new data. Some 3.3 million people are estimated...

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Yemen sees return to alarming levels of food insecurity

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Economic shocks, conflict, floods, desert locusts and now COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm that could reverse hard-earned food security gains in Yemen, warns the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United...

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More than 15 million cases of acute malnutrition expected in 2020 in West and Central Africa

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

United Nations agencies warn of unprecedented impact of food insecurity and COVID-19 on child malnutrition More than 15 million cases[1] of acute malnutrition are expected in children under the age of five in West and Central Africa in 2020 – one-third of cases in the most severe...

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