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WFP Starts Emergency Food Airdrops In S. Sudan

Wall Street Journal: Airdrops Aim to Ease Sudan Suffering “The World Food Programme has started emergency airdrops of food to millions of people isolated by conflict and rainy conditions in South Sudan, the food agency said Monday, in the latest effort to address an unfolding crisis in the world’s youngest…

UNICEF Document Cites ‘Stunning Figures’ On Malnutrition In Sudan

New York Times: Malnutrition Crisis in Sudan Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “Here’s an internal UNICEF document citing stunning figures for malnutrition in Sudan, particularly in Darfur. … [T]his document suggests that the suffering continues at horrifying levels. … According to UNICEF’s Representative in Sudan, Geert Cappelaere, children are…

Research Can Help Improve Water, Food Security

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How Research Can Banish Water and Food Scarcity Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the CGIAR Consortium, discusses the consortium’s “research into water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security” (9/5).

Guardian Panel Discusses Funding Food Aid To N. Korea

The Guardian: Should the world fund food aid to North Korea? “Pyongyang presses on with its nuclear program and prestige projects while millions remain malnourished. Our expert panel asks whether donations are the best response…” (9/10).

International Cooperation Needed To Address Humanitarian Crises In Syria, Iraq

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the humanitarian crises in Iraq and Syria. Huffington Post: Iraq, Syria Plan Must Include Food for Hungry William Lambers, author and blogger “As President Obama sets forth a plan to destroy the terrorist army ISIL, a broader initiative must be in place to…

Global Food Prices Drop To 4-Year Low, FAO Reports

News outlets report on a drop in global food prices recorded by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Bloomberg News: Food Prices Drop to 4-Year Low on Tumbling Milk to Oils “Food prices fell to the lowest in almost four years in August as costs of milk, cheese, and cooking…

WFP To Launch Food Aid Operation In Ukraine

News outlets report on the World Food Programme’s announcement that it would launch its first food operation to communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Agence France-Presse: U.N. begins food aid to Ukraine’s war-torn east “The U.N.’s World Food Programme announced Friday the launch of its first food aid operation…

World Health Day Places Focus On Food Safety, ‘From Farm To Plate’

News outlets report on World Health Day, recognized on April 7. The theme of this year’s day is “From farm to plate, make food safe.” Devex: When one country’s food safety problem becomes a global concern “…The U.N. health agency is scheduled to publish by the fourth quarter of this…

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