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Afghanistan: Food supply for millions could run out this month

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Photo: UNICEF Food stocks in Afghanistan could run out as soon as this month, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday, urging the international community to step up support for the country. Story first published by UN News on 1 September 2021. Ramiz Alakbarov, Deputy Special Representative...

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Children pushed into severe acute malnutrition could increase by more than double this year in Haiti

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Haiti: funding gap threatens the lives of nearly 86,000 children. The number of children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Haiti could increase by more than double this year, warned UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean Gough, who concluded a...

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

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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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USAID announces increased assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

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Vice President Harris announced that the United States is providing USD310 million in increased assistance to the Northern Triangle, including USD255 million in assistance to meet immediate and urgent humanitarian needs for people in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, refugees, other displaced people, and vulnerable...

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Escalating conflict in northern Mozambique pushes thousands into hunger

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Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is in the grips of a spiralling crisis as thousands of people flee their homes amidst violence, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). “People have scattered in many different directions since the recent attacks in Palma, Cabo Delgado Province. Survivors...

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

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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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Call for urgent and at-scale action to avert rising hunger and risk of famine in over 20 countries

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Acute hunger is set to soar in over 20 countries in the coming months without urgent and scaled-up assistance, warn the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) in a new report issued today. Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria top the...

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Disruptions in health services due to COVID-19 may have contributed to additional child and maternal deaths in South Asia

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Drastic cuts in the availability and use of essential public health services across South Asia due to COVID-19 may have contributed to an estimated 228,000 additional child deaths in 2020, according to a new United Nations report. Around 11,000 additional maternal deaths are also expected. Clinics and...

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UN launches humanitarian response plan as hunger levels continue to deepen in South Sudan

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As hunger levels continue to deepen in South Sudan due to a combination of violence, climate change and COVID-19, the 2021 South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan was launched on Tuesday aiming to reach 6.6 million people – including 350,000 refugees - with life-saving assistance and protection. The plan asks...

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