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Ending Hunger, Malnutrition Requires Partnerships, Cooperation, Gender Equality

Huffington Post: Ending Hunger for Good Åsa Skogström Feldt, president and CEO of the Hunger Project “On May 28, groups around the world will come together to honor World Hunger Day … Experts agree that tackling malnutrition is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes economic…

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Close To 8.4M People Need Food Aid In Malawi Due To El Niño-Induced Crop Failures, Minister Says

Reuters: More than half of Malawi’s population need food relief — minister “More than half of Malawi’s population is in need of food aid after an El Niño-induced drought decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday. … “[C]lose to 8.4 million people will need food because they have…

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More Than 400K People To Receive Food Aid In Nigerian Region Affected By Boko Haram, WFP Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food aid to avert famine threat in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria: U.N. “More than 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria will receive food aid to avert the threat of famine as the lean season approaches, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert,…

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Breastfeeding Critical For Child Survival In Humanitarian Emergencies

Devex: Breastfeeding in emergencies: A question of survival Francesco Branca, director of nutrition for health and development at the WHO, and Werner Schultink, associate director in the program division of UNICEF in New York and chief of nutrition “…Breastfeeding becomes … critical for survival in humanitarian emergencies, where young children…

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El Niño Weather Pattern Disrupts Crops In Africa For Second Year, Leaving At Least 50M Food Insecure, U.N., Aid Groups Say

The Guardian: 50 million Africans face hunger after crops fail again “Up to 50 million people in Africa will need food by Christmas as a crisis across the continent triggered by El Niño worsens, the U.N. and major international charities have warned. A second year of deep drought in much…

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Development Policies, Programs Must Account For ‘Inextricable Link’ Between Nutrition, Gender Equality

Project Syndicate: The Right Diet for Gender Equality Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and Lawrence Haddad, lead author of the upcoming 2016 Global Nutrition Report “…We can no longer treat gender discrimination and malnutrition as separate issues. The two are inextricably linked; they reinforce…

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U.N. Food Agencies Warn Additional Aid Needed To Prevent ‘Humanitarian Disaster’ In Yemen

IRIN: WFP warns money running out to feed Yemen “With ongoing violence and peace talks on fragile ground, Yemen’s population faces a new threat: the World Food Programme has warned that a funding shortfall may soon force it to halt operations in the country…” (Al-Sakkof/Slemrod, 5/12). U.N. News Centre: Yemen’s…

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Eradicating Hunger, Achieving Food Security Will Help Prevent Conflicts

Inter Press Service: Hunger, a Matter of Global Security Enrique Yeves, director of corporate communication at FAO “…Eradicating hunger is … not only a moral obligation, but something vital to guarantee a future for all of us. Improving food security can help to construct a sustainable peace, and even prevent…

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Report Examines Impact Of Feed The Future In Tanzania, Challenges To Achieving Food Security

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Feeding the Future? A Closer Look at U.S. Food Assistance in Tanzania Haodan “Heather” Chen, intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses a report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that…

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Most Nations’ Laws Inadequate To Protect, Promote Breastfeeding, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Most countries lack adequate laws to protect and promote breastfeeding — U.N. “Laws to protect breastfeeding against the growing multi-billion-dollar breast-milk substitute business are inadequate in most countries, exposing small children to a greater risk of childhood diseases, according to a United Nations report released [Monday]…” (5/9).

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