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18M People In Southern Africa Expected To Need Food Aid By March Because Of El Niño’s Effects, WFP Warns

NPR: The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa “…[A] looming food crisis [is] expected to afflict at least seven countries across Southern Africa in the coming months. It’s projected that by next March as many as 18 million people will need food assistance. In Malawi alone,…

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Children In Syria Most At Risk Among 5M People Without Sufficient Food, Water, Medicine; Government Airstrikes Hit 5 Clinics In Rebel-Held Areas

Al Jazeera: As war rages on, Syrian children starving to death “…Hundreds of deaths have been reported from preventable causes in the area, and medics say there are around 40 children in a similarly perilous condition [of malnutrition]. Aid hardly reaches Hama, and when it does finally get through, products…

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U.S. President Obama Encourages Foreign Aid Continuity At White House Global Development Summit

Devex: President Obama takes ‘victory lap’ at global development summit “President Barack Obama — and key members of his foreign policy team — enjoyed what many called a development ‘victory lap’ this week in Washington, D.C. Officials billed Wednesday’s White House Summit on Global Development as one part ‘celebration’ and…

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MSF Calls For Urgent Humanitarian Aid Response For 500K People In Northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State

PRI: 50,000 children may die if Nigeria’s food shortage isn’t dealt with — and fast “With 4.4 million food insecure individuals in northeastern Nigeria, the region is on the brink of famine. Boko Haram, the militant group who has overrun the area, is clearly a major cause of this crisis,…

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Global Food Security Act Shows U.S. Willingness To Support Farmers To End Hunger, Food Insecurity

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why the Global Food Security Act Matters Elizabeth Adams, technical specialist for agriculture at Global Communities “…[The passage of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA)] clearly demonstrates that the U.S. is willing to engage on the issue of food security in a productive manner. Though perhaps more…

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U.S. President Obama Urges Continuation Of Development Initiatives At White House Summit, Signs Global Food Security Act Of 2016

Associated Press: Obama: Development must remain top foreign policy plank “President Barack Obama, taking stock Wednesday of his efforts to boost living standards in developing countries, said he made global development a ‘fundamental pillar’ of U.S. foreign policy because it’s a good investment, and he urged his successor to continue…

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El Niño-Induced Drought Leading To Increases In Child Marriage, Labor In Southern Africa, Report Says

Reuters: El Niño driving child marriage and labor across Southern Africa — agencies “Tens of thousands of children across Southern Africa are being pushed out of school and into early marriage or child labor because of drought and hunger caused by the El Niño weather pattern, charities said on Wednesday.…

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WFP Launches Food Aid Relief Program To Reach 6.5M People In Malawi

Deutsche Welle: Severe drought elevates food crisis in Malawi to ‘highest level’ “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a relief program to feed families affected by the severe drought in Malawi. Over 18 million people are said to be in need of food aid in Southern Africa.…

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White House Summit Offers Opportunity To Renew Commitment To Global Development

The Guardian: The gender agenda: what has Obama done for women and girls? Sarah Degnan Kambou, president of the International Center for Research on Women “…The global development summit on Wednesday provides a moment to take stock of success and continue our commitments to navigating the global forces that are…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Approaches To Achieving SDGs

The Guardian: We must focus on the U.N. goals that are the best value for money Bjørn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center; Finn Kydland, professor of economics at the University of California Santa Barbara; and Nancy Stokey, professor of economics at the University of Chicago “…[B]eing smart about…

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