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Water Shortages Will Hurt Economies In Middle East, Central Asia, Africa By 2050, World Bank Report Shows

The Guardian: Global water shortages to deliver ‘severe hit’ to economies, World Bank warns “Water shortages will deliver a ‘severe hit’ to the economies of the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa by the middle of the century, taking double digits off their GDP, the World Bank warned on Tuesday.…

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World Humanitarian Summit To Examine Aid Reform For Hunger Emergencies In Ethiopia, Other Vulnerable Nations

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Can aid reform end Ethiopia’s repeated hunger emergencies? “…Millions of farmers and herders across Africa have been pushed into crisis by drought this year, raising questions about the ability of aid to break the hunger cycle, despite a resolve to do so after famine killed 260,000 people…

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Hunger, Malnutrition-Related Deaths To Increase In Eastern Ethiopia Through September, FEWSNET Report Says

Bloomberg: Ethiopia Faces Severe Hunger in East Until October, FEWSNET Says “Some eastern areas of Ethiopia will suffer severe hunger and increased deaths through at least September after a drought last year resulted in two harvests being missed, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network said…” (Davison, 5/3).

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CDC-Supported Program Helps Train Workers To Identify, Respond To Food Insecure Areas In Ethiopia

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: A Ray of Hope for a Better-Prepared Ethiopia Lucy Boulanger, program director at CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) in Ethiopia, discusses Ethiopia’s Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), a network of university-based training programs that educate workers to collect and analyze public health data in…

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North Korea’s Food Security Worsening Due To Drought, FAO Warns

Associated Press: U.N. says North Korea food security worsening “The U.N. food agency says water scarcity has caused a drop in North Korea’s food production for the first time since 2010, threatening to worsen food security in the reclusive nation…” (4/27). International Business Times: Drought-hit North Korea ‘facing food security…

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International Community Must Fund Humanitarian Needs, Build Resiliency As Part Of El Niño Response, U.N. Relief Official Says

U.N. News Centre: ‘Worst case scenarios’ could become reality without more funding for El Niño response — U.N. relief chief “With 60 million people across the world affected by droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events triggered by El Niño, the top United Nations relief official [Tuesday] called on the…

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G7 Ministers Pledge To Promote Agricultural Innovation, Investment For Food Security

Bloomberg: Innovation, Investment Needed for Food Security: Ministers “Ministers from the Group of Seven nations agreed Sunday to promote agricultural innovation and investment as farmers face the twin challenges of an aging workforce and extreme weather at a time when global food demand is increasing…” (Takada, 4/24).

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Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Issue Briefs On U.S. Funding For Programs Impacting Women, Family Health

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. Government Funding for Women and Family Health The Kaiser Family Foundation released a series of issue briefs and an overview on U.S. funding for programs that address women and family health, including international maternal and child health (MCH), which include immunization activities; international family planning and reproductive…

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Recovery Progress Faces Multiple Challenges 1-Year After Earthquakes In Nepal

The Lancet: Nepal’s slow road to recovery, 1 year after the earthquakes “A year after Nepal’s earthquakes, survivors are still living in makeshift shelters in 31 of the country’s 75 districts, which were all affected by the disaster. Poor coordination, slow dispersal of assistance, and a growing conflict in the…

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Approval Of Bipartisan Global Food Security Act Signals U.S. Commitment To End Hunger

Huffington Post: Bipartisan Leadership on Food Security Should be Applauded Lindsay Coates, executive vice president at InterAction “…[B]y sharing U.S. expertise in agriculture development and working in partnership with smallholder farmers we can continue the progress already being made in tackling global hunger. … [T]he recent approval of the Global…

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