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Child malnutrition and COVID-19: the time to act is now

  |   SUN UN Network

* Call to action orginally published by The Lancet and signed by: Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director; Qu Dongyu, FAO Director-General; David M. Beasley, WFP Executive Director; and Dr. Tedros A. Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining nutrition across the world, particularly in low-income and...

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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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New report identifies 27 countries heading for COVID-19-driven food crises

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

New analysis by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) identifies 27 countries that are on the frontline of impending COVID-19-driven food crises, as the pandemic's knock-on effects aggravate pre-existing drivers of hunger. No world region is immune, from Afghanistan and...

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Ceres2030’s new analysis finds that USD 10bn is urgently needed to avert the COVID-19 hunger crisis

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Ceres2030’s new analysis finds that USD 10 billion is urgently needed this year to prevent millions more people from becoming food insecure as a result of COVID-19. USD 5 billion of this must come from donor governments as aid, with the rest provided by developing...

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Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity amid COVID-19 crisis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The alert from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), coincides with ongoing conflict and disasters on the continent, and severe underfunding for their work. “While the situation continues to deteriorate for everyone, the disaster is magnified for refugees who have absolutely...

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WFP announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people around the world due to socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

  |   SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people it plans to assist around the world, as the devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic push millions more people into food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries. “The...

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UNICEF and WFP launch partnership to help fight malnutrition in Ethiopia

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a three-year partnership in Ethiopia to support the Government in preventing acute malnutrition in children and mothers and provide school-based nutrition and health services. The three-year initiative aims to support the Government...

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Mobilizing ambitious and impactful commitments for mainstreaming nutrition in health systems

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Progress towards good health for all and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible when Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is achieved: when everyone, everywhere has access to health services, without risk of financial ruin or impoverishment. As malnutrition increases the risk of illness and...

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