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Yemen Facing High Malnutrition Rates Among Children

New York Times: Malnutrition Hits Millions of Children in Yemen “…Yemen is the most impoverished country in the Middle East, and among its grim distinctions is having one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world. Political turmoil since the 2011 uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh…

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Ebola Epidemic Reveals Food System Vulnerabilities In West Africa; More Than 1M People Could Face Hunger By March, U.N. Warns

New York Times: Agencies Warn of Hunger in Ebola Zone “The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa could double the number of people facing hunger in the three worst-affected countries to more than one million by March, two United Nations agencies warned Wednesday. In a joint announcement, the World Food Programme…

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WFP Continues Food Aid To Syrian Refugees With Recent Fundraising Success But More Money Needed In 2015

U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. food agency’s operations secure after funding drive; must raise more in 2015 “Having raised $88 million in a 10-day global fundraising effort, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) [Tuesday] said its funding for December 2014 was secure and the agency could resume providing food…

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Global Humanitarian Aid Funding System Inadequate To Meet Current Global Needs, IRIN Reports

IRIN: Time for re-think on humanitarian funding? “…[The U.N. World Food Programme], which is currently trying to support more than 80 million people in 75 countries worldwide, isn’t the only over-stretched U.N. agency. … [Recent WFP cuts in several nations] reveal not just the size and number of the emergencies…

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South Sudan’s Leaders Must Choose Peace To Prevent Further Food Insecurity, Humanitarian Crises

Washington Post: John Kerry and Susan Rice: South Sudan’s leaders need to set aside their dispute John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, and Susan Rice, U.S. national security adviser “In 2011, the world’s newest nation was born amid joyous celebrations. … The hope and promise of that day are now…

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Senate Removes Provision From Coast Guard Bill That Could Have Affected Food Aid Distribution

Catholic News Service/National Catholic Reporter: CRS, nonprofits beat back clause in bill that could have cut food aid “Catholic Relief Services and a host of other nonprofit agencies that distribute food aid overseas were successful in getting lawmakers to purge a provision in a bill that could have cut the…

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Barbara Bush Calls For U.S., Global Action To Improve Nutrition

U.S. News: Barbara Bush Wants to Help Improve Nutrition Worldwide “If babies do not get proper nutrition from the time they are conceived to two years after their birth, they risk irreversible mental and physical damage. For former first daughter Barbara Bush, CEO of Global Health Corps, this is a…

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Violence In South Sudan Must Stop To Alleviate Food Security Challenges

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: South Sudan: The Threat of Worsening Hunger Dina Esposito, director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, discusses the challenges of providing food and humanitarian aid to people in South Sudan due to ongoing violence (12/11).

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U.S. House Bill Would Authorize Feed The Future Program

Devex: Feed the Future’s moment on Capitol Hill? “As budget talks in the U.S. Congress lurch toward a frenzied conclusion this week, the House could vote as soon as Thursday on a bill that gives staying power to U.S. President Barack Obama’s Feed the Future initiative. If passed, the Global…

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WFP To Resume Food Aid To Syria After Success With Online Fundraising Campaign

New York Times: U.N. Food Agency to Resume Aid to Syrians After Donors Step Up “The United Nations said Tuesday that it would soon resume food aid to Syrian refugees after a successful emergency appeal through social media, which brought an outpouring of financial support from thousands of people and…

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