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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

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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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Government of Indonesia and Nutrition International share lessons from adolescent nutrition intervention to prevent anaemia

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* Originally published by Nutrition International  Nutrition International, in partnership with the governments of Indonesia, Australia, and Canada, concluded the Prevention of Anaemia in Adolescent Girls – MITRA Youth program. Implemented in ten districts each of East Java and East Nusa Tenggara provinces, the program reached...

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Tackling hunger and malnutrition among vulnerable communities in Burkina Faso

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of USD7 million from Japan to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable populations in a country hard-hit by the combined effects of insecurity, recurrent climate shocks, rising food prices, and the socio-economic impacts of the global...

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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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The African Development Fund supporting Ethiopia to boost nutrition and end child stunting

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved a grant of USD31.2 million to the Government of Ethiopia to increase access to multi-sectoral nutritional services for children under-five years, by boosting access to services for improved health, a more diverse and nutritious food, ...

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Urgent action is required to address acute malnutrition rise in Madagascar

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The unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar is forcing hundreds of thousands of people to the brink of famine, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). With acute malnutrition rates continuing to rise, urgent action is required to address this unfolding humanitarian crisis. Most districts in...

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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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