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The nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso is worsening

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

New data from UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed worsening nutritional situation for children in Burkina Faso, with more than 535,000 children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition – an unprecedented level.  “The aggravating factors causing the nutritional situation of children to deteriorate...

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WFP and Uttar Pradesh work together to address malnutrition in children

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) of Uttar Pradesh are setting up over 200 supplementary nutrition production units to support distribution under the government’s Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme that, among other services, provides nutrition services...

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Somalia launches national survey on the nutrition status of women and children

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

The Micronutrient Survey launched by Federal Ministry of Health and UNICEF shines a spotlight on the nutrition status of women and children in Somalia. According to the survey, the nutrition status of women and children has improved during the past decade. Nine in ten infants are...

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EU and UNICEF partner to prevent malnutrition in children during COVID-19 crisis in Nepal

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

The European Union and UNICEF have expanded their partnership on nutrition to prevent malnutrition in children due to the socio-economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis has led to many vulnerable families across Nepal, being pushed into deeper poverty...

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Urgent action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Urgent and sustained action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso, say the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), citing alarming new data. Some 3.3 million people are estimated...

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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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