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60K Syrian Refugees On Jordanian Border Without Access To Food, Medicine, MSF Warns

New York Times: After Attack, Syrian Refugees Grapple With Food Shortage on Jordan’s Edge “…For a week, since a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing seven Jordanian security officials, the [Syrian] refugees, now numbering at least 60,000, have not had access to food or medicine, as they had in previous…

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Opinion Piece, Editorial Discuss Syrian Health, Humanitarian Crisis

New York Times: In Syria, Starving Instead of Fasting Avi Asher-Schapiro, freelance journalist “…It’s hard to overstate the psychological and physical devastation food deprivation unleashes during Ramadan, a holiday organized around the ritual of fasting all day, and feasting with family all night. … After five years of civil war,…

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Up To 4.8M People In South Sudan Face ‘Unprecedented’ Food Shortages Due To Conflict, U.N. Agencies Warn

Reuters: Up to 4.8 million South Sudanese face severe food shortages — U.N. “Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan face severe food shortages in coming months, the highest level since a conflict erupted more than two years ago, U.N. agencies said on Wednesday. … ‘The deteriorating situation coincides…

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Conflict In CAR Leaves Health Facilities, Agriculture In Disarray, Leading To High Child Malnutrition Rates

Thomson Reuters Foundation: FEATURE-Children face “staggeringly high” hunger in conflict-hit Central African Republic “…Across the Central African Republic, up to 60 children die every day due to malnutrition, according to aid organization Action Against Hunger (ACF), which runs [a local hospital nutrition] unit. Three years of conflict have damaged many…

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World Food Prize Awarded To Researchers Who Developed Vitamin A-Enriched Sweet Potato

NPR: How The Humble Orange Sweet Potato Won Researchers The World Food Prize “…Those orange-fleshed sweet potatoes [for sale] along the road that day represented the triumph of a public health campaign to promote these varieties — which, unlike their white-fleshed counterparts, are rich in Vitamin A. Today, that campaign…

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U.N. 2016 Humanitarian Appeal Up To Record $21.6B Due To Natural Disasters, El Niño, Conflict

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. hikes 2016 humanitarian appeal to record $21.6 bln after new disasters “The United Nations has raised its 2016 humanitarian funding appeal to a record $21.6 billion from $19.7 billion, partly due to new disasters including a cyclone that battered Fiji and an earthquake that hit Ecuador,…

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U.S., Partners Address Food Insecurity In Sierra Leone Resulting From Ebola Outbreak

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Ebola’s Second Punch: Hunger Michael Stulman, regional information officer for West and Central Africa at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), discusses the Ebola outbreak’s impact on food security in Sierra Leone and highlights U.S. efforts, including cash distributions, to address hunger and economic development (6/28).

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More Than 26M Children At Risk In Eastern, Southern Africa Due To El Niño Weather Pattern, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: El Niño puts more than 26 million children at risk in Eastern and Southern Africa — UNICEF “One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages, and disease in 10 countries in Eastern…

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MSF Warns Of ‘Humanitarian Emergency’ In Nigerian Refugee Camp Where Many At Risk Of Starvation, Dehydration

Deutsche Welle: MSF: Nearly 200 die of starvation at Nigerian refugee camp “Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Wednesday warned of a ‘catastrophic humanitarian emergency’ unfolding at a camp in northeastern Nigeria sheltering refugees who fled the Boko Haram militant group. ‘Since 23 May, at least 188 people have died in…

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More Than Half Of Yemen’s Population Facing ‘Emergency’ Food Insecurity, Report Says

U.N. News Centre: More than half of Yemen’s population now food insecure — U.N. “Vast swathes of war-torn Yemen — 19 out of 22 governorates — are facing severe food insecurity, and the situation within affected areas is likely to deteriorate if conflict persists, according to a new assessment by…

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