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Conflict, Failing Infrastructure Causing Severe Food Insecurity In South Sudan’s Northern Region

International Business Times: South Sudan On The Brink: Failing Currency And Armed Conflict Pushes Country Closer To Famine “In the southern city of Morobo, South Sudan, mangoes litter the ground beneath the trees that line the roads. But 500 miles north, in the northeastern city of Malakal, people are severely…

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More Than 850K People Need Emergency Food Aid In Somalia, As Flooding Threatens Region, U.N. Warns

News outlets discuss findings from a U.N. report highlighting food insecurity in Somalia. Agence France-Presse: Somalia food aid crisis ‘critical’: U.N. “War-torn Somalia remains in a ‘critical’ state four years after a devastating famine, the U.N. warned on Monday, noting a sharp rise in those needing food aid…” (8/30). International…

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U.K. Public Should Contribute More To Protect Yemen’s Children

Huffington Post: Childhood Under Attack in Yemen David Bull, executive director of UNICEF U.K. “…Yemen’s children did not start this war, but are bearing the worst of its terrible impact. Despite the grave needs, [UNICEF U.K.’s] response is woefully underfunded. We have only 16 percent of the funds we require…

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U.N. Aid Agencies Reach South Sudanese Town Cut Off Since March Because Of Insecurity

U.N. News Centre: U.N. humanitarian agencies reach thousands of South Sudanese cut off for months “Emergency relief teams from the United Nations have managed to reach more than 27,000 people in a town in South Sudan cut off by insecurity since March where ‘there were only some fish and a…

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All Sectors Must Work Together To Create Nutrient-Rich, Sustainable Diets To Meet World Demand

Huffington Post: The Problem With Protein Amy R. Beaudreault, associate director of the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences “Will growing hamburgers in Petri dishes be the solution to our future food demand? … While a focus on nutrients is important to create a…

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1.5M Zimbabweans Expected To Be Food Insecure After Fall In Maize Production, WFP Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Hunger hits 1.5 million in Zimbabwe as maize production halves: WFP “…Some 16 percent of the population are expected to be ‘food insecure’ at the peak of the 2015-16 lean season, the period following harvest when food stocks run especially low — a 164 percent increase on…

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IRIN Examines Public Opinion, Aid Impact Of Technical Term ‘Famine’

IRIN: Do we still care about the F word? “…Technically, famine has a clear definition, occurring only when certain measures are met. They are: at least 20 percent of households in an area face extreme food shortages with a limited ability to cope; acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent; and…

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Ethiopia Needs Additional $230M To Provide Aid For 4.5M People, U.N. Agencies Say

Reuters: Number of Ethiopians needing food aid surges to 4.5 million after failed rains “…Ethiopia needs an extra $230 million from donors to secure aid for a total of 4.5 million people now projected to require assistance this year, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the World…

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Liberia Needs Resilient Health System, Economy To Strengthen Nation Post-Ebola

Huffington Post: Bringing Resiliency and Normalcy to Ebola-Free Liberia Jolene Mullins, Liberia country representative for Project Concern International (PCI) “…Even with the significant achievements made to date, Liberia needs more health workers, supplies, resources, and infrastructure to protect against future outbreaks. Chaos has ended but rebuilding a country’s structure takes…

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Lack Of Port Access In Yemen Stalls Deliveries Of Fuel, Food, Medicines

Devex: In Yemen, aid work stalls along with fuel, supply imports “…[In September, a] much-awaited shipment of replenishment supplies for [Oxfam’s] water and sanitation interventions in conflict-torn Yemen is expected to arrive, bringing tanks, pumps, and tools like welding machines. As with fuel, food, and medicines, these supplies have become…

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