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Gates Foundation To Increase Nutrition Investments To Boost Other Development Sectors

Devex: Gates Foundation ‘more than doubling down’ on nutrition “Speaking Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-chair Melinda Gates said her foundation — the world’s largest private foundation — will be ‘more than doubling down’ on nutrition investments in the lead-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in…

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About 20% Of South Sudanese Refugee Children Malnourished, Relief Workers Say

VOA News: Malnutrition Remains Serious Problem for South Sudanese Refugees “…For many … children at the Rhino Refugee Settlement in Uganda’s Arua district, malnourishment remains a serious problem. The camp holds about 90,000 refugees. Relief workers like Joseph Mbabazi, say about 20 percent of the children are malnourished…” (Roosblad, 5/20).

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Reforming Food For Peace Program Would Allow U.S. To Feed More People, Improve National Security

Al Jazeera America: Time to #FixFoodAid Kedar Mankad, policy officer for agriculture and inclusive growth at the ONE Campaign “…The Food for Peace program, which has fed more than three billion people in 150 countries, enjoys bipartisan congressional support even without lobbying from the shipping industry. And paying nearly three…

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Relief Agencies Use Data From Mobile Technology To Inform Food Aid Decisions

Financial Times: Technology helps feed a hungry world “…Where people are facing hunger and malnutrition, a basic form of technology — the mobile phone — can be used to generate data that helps relief agencies make better decisions on where to distribute food aid…” (Murray, 5/20).

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U.S. Should Increase Funding For Food For Peace Program To Aid Those Affected By War

Huffington Post: Congress, Obama Have to Boost Food for Peace in Response to Wars William Lambers, author and blogger “…It’s urgent [the U.S.] boost funding for Food for Peace right away to feed hungry war victims all over the globe. … In the violently stormy waters of global affairs, Food…

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Debate Over Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trade Promotion Authority Continues In U.S. Senate, Japan

Bloomberg: Food Fear Lands Japan in Court Over U.S. Trade Deal Talks “A former Japanese agriculture minister is suing the government over a U.S.-led Pacific trade agreement supported by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, claiming it threatens Japan’s food security and farm industry. Masahiko Yamada, 73, a lawyer and minister in…

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Food Aid Cuts In Burkina Faso Deprive People With HIV/AIDS Of Nutrition, Advocates Say

IRIN: What a funding crisis is doing to AIDS patients in Burkina Faso “For years you couldn’t tell if someone in Burkina Faso had HIV/AIDS just by looking at them. Now it’s getting easier again because cuts in food assistance are depriving them of nutrition, AIDS advocates say. Some 12,000…

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China Faces Food, Nutrition Security Pressures Warranting Government Action, Report Says

Xinhua News: China’s food, nutrition security faces challenges: report “The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said in a report Wednesday that China’s food security faces pressure that warrants government action. … China increasingly suffers from a ‘triple burden of malnutrition’ (undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies, and obesity), according to the Washington-based…

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Yemen’s Tenuous Temporary Ceasefire Allows For Delivery Of Humanitarian Aid To Civilians

Agence France-Presse: Situation in Yemen ‘catastrophic,’ warns U.N. food agency “The U.N.’s food agency warned Wednesday that the situation in Yemen was ‘catastrophic,’ as aid agencies rushed to take advantage of a temporary ceasefire to help desperate civilians…” (5/13). U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. welcomes ceasefire as ‘lifesaving’ humanitarian relief…

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Child Malnutrition Strains Malawi’s Development Efforts, Study Says

News outlets report on a study commissioned by the African Union and supported by the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa and the World Food Programme describing the effects of malnutrition on Malawi’s development. Agence France-Presse: Malawi pays high price for child hunger “Child malnutrition costs Malawi about $600 million a…

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