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WFP Cuts Food Aid To Syrian Refugees Because Of Funding Shortfall, U.N. Says

Associated Press: Food aid to Syrian refugees cut in half amid funding crisis “The World Food Programme said Wednesday it had to cut food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon in half because of a funding crisis and may soon have to halt all food support for most refugees in…

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WFP To Scale Up Food Aid To Eastern Ukraine, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Ukraine: U.N. scales up food assistance in country’s crisis torn eastern region “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said [Wednesday] it will scale up its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to provide 500,000 conflict-affected people in the region with food assistance until the end of the…

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UNICEF Nutrition Center Works To Stem Child Malnutrition In Chad

BBC News: Tackling child malnutrition in Chad: Inside a UNICEF nutrition center “Child malnutrition is a major problem in Chad — a country which ranks near the bottom on every global measure of poverty, health, or economic development. The lack of adequate, healthy food is linked to some grim statistics,…

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Founder Of Bangladesh-Based Poverty Alleviation NGO Named World Food Prize Winner

Associated Press: Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize “A man who created a Bangladesh-based nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday. Fazle Hasan Abed created BRAC, originally known as Bangladesh…

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Boko Haram Attacks Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Niger Among Locals, Nigerian Refugees

IRIN: Niger: Boko Haram’s neglected crisis “…Nigerian families first began seeking refuge in Niger in 2013, but Boko Haram-related violence in the region has spiked in recent months, causing the number of refugees to balloon and leading to a fast-growing humanitarian crisis that garners little international media attention. An estimated…

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Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Advance Food Security, Nutrition In Local Communities

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Working With African Communities To Build a Future Free From Hunger Michele Rivard, chief of staff at the U.S. African Development Foundation, discusses the role of smallholder farmers and civil society in improving food security and nutrition for local communities in Africa (6/27).

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U.N. Human Rights Chief Warns Of Famine In North Korea

CNN: North Korea’s historic drought expected to cause famine, U.N. says “…North Koreans are again facing a ‘looming humanitarian disaster in the DPRK,’ or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, according to the United Nations human rights chief. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told CNN, ‘We call for the international community…

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Prioritizing Food Fortification Can Help Address Micronutrient Deficiencies, Gates Foundation Director Of Nutrition Says

Devex: Gates: Promoting the invisible intervention “Food fortification is an invisible intervention — both literally and often in the way it is viewed by the public and both national and global decision-makers. … But there are several key steps that can be taken to help elevate the profile of food…

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Dengue Outbreak, Threat Of Polio Resurgence Compound Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen, U.N. Warns

Agence France-Presse: U.N. appeals for Yemen ceasefire as famine looms “The U.N. envoy for Yemen on Wednesday urged warring sides to agree to a ceasefire as fighting pushed the poor Arab country closer to famine and deeper into humanitarian crisis. … Some 80 percent of Yemen’s population — 21 million…

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New York Times Examines U.N.’s Zero Hunger Challenge

New York Times: A Road Map for Eradicating World Hunger “…Around the world, nations as varied as Brazil, Cambodia, Iran, and the Philippines have reported progress toward the goals of the Zero Hunger Challenge, a campaign that the United Nations began in 2012. … The goal is more complex than…

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