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Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits

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Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability according to the World Food Programme (WFP). Appealing for continued support from the international community for the agency’s global aid effort, WFP spokesperson...

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

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* 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

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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

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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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The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition

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An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned in a new report on children, food and nutrition. The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition finds that at least...

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WHO and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation working together to fight malnutrition in Yemen

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WHO and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) are working together to fight malnutrition in Yemen. This valued partner has generously donated critical funding in the amount of EUR 2 million in support of the nutrition response in Yemen. This  is a testament to...

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