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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

  |   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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Escalating conflict in northern Mozambique pushes thousands into hunger

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

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

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

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

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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Private partners step up efforts to help end hunger by 2030 in the Philippines

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

Various private companies have promised to proactively support the government efforts as they stepped up endeavors to help address involuntary hunger and malnutrition in the country. This commitment was made as the government, through the Task Force Zero Hunger and alongside its partners in the...

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