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WFP Distributes Food In Drought-Stricken Haiti

Associated Press: U.N. agency in Haiti distributes food amid drought “Aid workers in Haiti have begun distributing food to help some of the Caribbean nation’s poorest people cope with a severe drought, an official with a United Nations agency said Thursday. The World Food Program on Wednesday began handing out…

Global Hunger Is Solvable If U.S. Invests In Women

Roll Call: Women Key to Ending Global Hunger Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide “… The Global Food Security Act promotes sustainable, lasting solutions to hunger and poverty. And it does so by targeting our efforts to where they will have the…

Better Aid Needed To Prevent Starvation In CAR

Huffington Post: Act Now to Stop Mass Starvation in Central African Republic William Lambers, author and member of the Feeding America Blogger Council “Ertharin Cousin, director of the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), is urging the world to help the starving people of the Central African Republic. … For what…

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit To Cover Food Security, Climate Change, U.S. Private Sector Role in Africa

News outlets continue to report on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which takes place in Washington, D.C. this week. Topics being discussed include health, food security, climate change, and the U.S. role in Africa’s development. Associated Press: Business, Ebola discussed at U.S.-Africa summit “The Obama administration sought Monday to strengthen ties with Africa…

Child Malnutrition Robs Africa Of Up To 16% Of Continent’s Potential Growth

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child malnutrition costs Africa its future growth “Poorly fed children rob Africa of up to 16 percent of its potential growth, making investment in programs to end malnutrition as critical to the continent’s future as building bridges and roads, African leaders and development officials said on Monday…”…

South Sudan Peace Talks Resume Amid Warnings Of Impending Famine

The Guardian: South Sudan peace talks begin as spectre of famine lurks “Talks between rebels and the government to try to end seven months of bloodshed in South Sudan resumed in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday. The session begins amid continuing reports of fighting and increasingly dire warnings from…

Tackling Health, Poverty Essential For Growth, Prosperity In Africa

Reuters: Africa’s about more than Ebola, it’s about optimism, too Michael Elliott, president and chief executive officer of The ONE Campaign “…[I]t’s key to avoid slipping into a discussion of African policy that is riddled with false dichotomies — as if then it was about tackling health and poverty, while…

USAID Announcements At African Leaders Summit

USAID: USAID Announcements At The African Leaders Summit For Monday, August 4th A USAID press release lists announcements made by the agency on food security, climate-smart agriculture and resilience, health, civil society, gender, and wildlife trafficking at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C (8/4).

News Outlets Report On U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Discuss Health-Related Issues Facing Africa

As the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, taking place in Washington, D.C., continues, news outlets report on the summit’s proceedings and discuss health-related issues facing Africa. The Hill: Attacking ‘a hidden, deadly’ issue “More than 250,000 women die each year in Africa from maternal complications, constituting 51 percent of the world’s maternal deaths. Preventing maternal and…

Syrians In Besieged Areas Receive Food Aid, Says U.N. Agency

U.N. News Centre: Tens of thousands of besieged Syrians receive food aid for first time, U.N. reports “More people in besieged and difficult-to-reach areas of Syria are getting food due to a Security Council resolution approved last month that allows delivery trucks to more easily cross borders and conflict lines,…

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