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UNICEF, MSF Warn Of Severe Food Insecurity In Boko Haram-Hit Regions Of Nigeria

Associated Press: 75,000 could starve to death in Nigeria after Boko Haram: U.N. “As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don’t respond quickly, the U.N. Children’s Fund is warning. That’s far more than the 20,000 people killed…

26M Yemenis Face Starvation Amid Humanitarian Crisis Caused By War

Xinhua/New China: Humanitarian situation worsens as 26 million Yemenis face starvation “The impoverished Arab country of Yemen is now one step closer to famine, according to a United Nations (U.N.) report. People here wonder how much more suffering can 26 million Yemenis bear? … The airstrikes and fighting on the…

Provision Of Clean Cookstoves, Fuel Can Empower Women, Help World Reach SDGs

Huffington Post: Unleashing the Power of Women and Clean Cooking Radha Muthiah, CEO of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and Wanjira Mathai, director of the Partnerships for Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER) and an Alliance Advisory Council member “…As global leaders met again this month in New York and…

Leveraging Partnerships Critical To Achieving Global Food, Nutrition Security, SDGs

Devex: Ending hunger and malnutrition: How to leverage partnerships that work Laté Lawson-Lartego, senior director for food and nutrition security at CARE USA “…To truly achieve food and nutrition security for all, we must tackle the vicious cycle of malnutrition. … We need to be sure we’re creating programs that…

Beyond Producing Food, Agriculture Can Address Climate Change, Antimicrobial Resistance, FAO Director Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. highlights agriculture’s potential to help address climate change and antimicrobial resistance “The role of agriculture should go beyond just generating food to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, the head of United Nations agriculture agency stressed [Monday]. ‘Agriculture is at the…

Collective Effort Critical To Ending Malnutrition, Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: People, Productivity, and Potential: Nutrition as a cornerstone of the SDGs Gerda Verburg, assistant secretary general at the U.N. and coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement “…The evidence is clear — when people are held back by malnutrition, nations as a whole are held back as…

Nigeria President Appeals For International Humanitarian Aid In Crisis Spurred By Boko Haram

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria’s Buhari appeals to world for aid “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appealed Friday for the international community to help relieve the growing humanitarian disaster triggered by the Boko Haram insurgency in a plea for aid at the U.N. General Assembly. Warnings about food shortages caused by the conflict…

Transforming Food, Agricultural Systems Must Remain Global Priority, U.N. SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Agriculture and food system transformation needed on pathway to zero hunger — Ban “While the world has seen some progress on combating the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, the challenge of providing the fundamental right to adequate food to all people must remain a priority, United…

Global Leaders Should Prioritize Removing Barriers To, Investing In Breastfeeding

Devex: Breastfeeding should be a global priority France Bégin, senior nutrition adviser for infant and young child nutrition at UNICEF “…At this year’s United Nations General Assembly, policymakers and elected officials should increase their political commitment for breastfeeding as they work to tackle issues of critical importance related to the…

Community-Led Development Critical To Ending Hunger, Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: How We Can Achieve Goal 2: Ending Hunger Åsa Skogström Feldt, president and CEO of The Hunger Project “…[P]utting the decision-making power into the hands of local groups is fundamental to achieving the end of hunger and the achievement of all of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], which…

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