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More Aid Needed For Displaced Nigerians

Washington Post: Aid for hundreds of thousands of displaced Nigerians is running out Margee Ensign, president of the American University of Nigeria and chairwoman of the Adamawa Peace Initiative “…We are the Adamawa Peace Initiative, an effort started by the American University of Nigeria three years ago. … When we…

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U.S., WFP Work To Support Humanitarian, Food Assistance Efforts In South Sudan

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: On the Ground in South Sudan: Delivering Humanitarian and Food Assistance Against The Odds David Lane, United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, discusses his recent trip to “South Sudan to see how the world’s largest humanitarian food agency is addressing one of…

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Ending Hunger, Malnutrition Requires Sustained Momentum, Strong Partnerships

Huffington Post: U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security: We are Making Serious Progress Katie Lee, policy manager at InterAction “…The United States government is a crucial partner to the broad coalition of organizations supporting food and nutrition security. … ‘We can be proud of the progress we have…

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Mass Displacement, Food Insecurity, Rainy Season Threaten South Sudan

VOA News: Waiting for Food, Hoping for Peace in South Sudan “…Humanitarian agencies and the United Nations have been warning since last year that mass displacement, [food] insecurity, and the disruption to farming that have all been caused by the fighting could result in famine in South Sudan. … WFP…

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Yemen On Verge Of Humanitarian Crisis As Food Supplies, Access To Health Care Dwindle, UNICEF Warns

The Guardian: Yemen on brink of humanitarian crisis amid rising food shortages, says UNICEF “Yemen could suffer a ‘major humanitarian crisis’ within months if the international community does not urgently step up efforts to help the disintegrating Gulf state feed and vaccinate its children, UNICEF has warned…” (Jones, 3/27). PBS…

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Building Community Resilience, Food Security Can Improve Development Indicators

Huffington Post: From Food Security to Regional Security: How Community Resilience Can Prevent Conflict in Africa Darius Mans, president of Africare “…From 2008 to 2015 with support from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, Africare/Chad implemented the Batha and Ouaddaï Food Security Initiative (BOFSI). The project improved food security and…

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More Than 2.5M Face Hunger In South Sudan Because Of Violence, Poor Harvests, Aid Groups Warn

Agence France-Presse: South Sudan’s hungry see little hope for peace “…Across South Sudan, frustration and anger is growing over the humanitarian toll from the 15-month-old feud between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, his former deputy and now the main rebel leader. … For the displaced in and around Ganyiel,…

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War-Torn Somalia Continues To Face Food Insecurity; U.S. Remittance Bans May Exacerbate Hunger Problems, Aid Groups Say

VOA News: Somalis, After 2 Famines, Still Face Food Insecurity “After decades of conflict, experts say that the humanitarian crisis in Somalia remains among the worst in the world. Three million people need aid, says Philippe Lazzarini, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country. Of these, ‘740,000 Somalis still…

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Signs Of Malnourishment In Kenya Include Different Health Conditions, From Stunting To Obesity

VOA News: Malnutrition in Africa Wears Two Faces “In a health clinic in Mathare, one of Nairobi’s roughest slums, families fill the waiting room. Here, the charity German Doctors runs a feeding program for malnourished children. … But in the slums, obesity can be a sign not of overeating but…

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In North Korea, Food Security Problem Is More Nutritional- Than Supply-Based, WFP Official Suggests

Devex: In North Korea, people are ‘still malnourished, but better fed’ “…[T]he main problem in North Korea isn’t that people aren’t getting enough food. ‘The food security problem of North Korea is more a qualitative one — lack of enough vitamins, minerals, and proteins at (the) right time in children’s…

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