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Nutrition Must Be Top Priority In Global Development Agenda

The Hill: Africa’s future depends on improved nutrition Strive Masiyiwa, chair and founder of Econet Wireless “More than two billion people still suffer from poor nutrition. That’s the central finding of the new Global Nutrition Report, a first-of-its-kind evaluation of food security in 193 countries produced by the International Food…

U.N. Scales Up Relief Efforts To Flood-Affected African Nations; At Least 180 Dead In Malawi

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies ramp up aid efforts to flood-hit Southern Africa countries “With Malawi, Mozambique, and Madagascar continuing to face torrential rains and worsening floods, United Nations agencies are scaling up relief efforts to assist those affected and displaced in the southern African countries…” (1/20). Wall Street Journal:…

Severe Flooding Displaces Thousands, Destroys Crops In Mozambique, Malawi

Associated Press: 10 people killed, thousands displaced, in Mozambique floods “…Mozambique’s government Monday issued a red alert for disaster readiness for the central and northern provinces. The government also urged people in low-lying areas to find shelter on higher ground…” (Camillo, 1/14). The Guardian: Half of Malawi declared disaster zone…

Violence, Instability Threatens Food Security Of Nearly One-Third Of CAR’s Population

U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: U.N. agency warns of food insecurity amid ongoing instability “The unpredictable and hostile security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) declared…

Improvements In Food Management Can Lead To Greater Fairness, Justice Globally

Inter Press Service: For the Good of Humanity — Towards a Culture of Caring Andrew MacMillan, former director of the Field Operations Division of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…Nowhere is the need for greater fairness more apparent than in the realm of food management — where we…