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Aid, Small Harvests Avert South Sudan Famine, But Risks Remain, WFP Says

Reuters: South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: U.N. “Aid and some small harvests have helped stave off a feared famine in South Sudan, but any more fighting there could still leave millions facing severe hunger next year, a senior World Food Programme (WFP) official said on Friday…” (Jorgic,…

Medill-USA Today Investigation Finds Inefficiencies In U.S. Food Aid Program

USA Today: Hunger pains: U.S. food program struggles to move forward “After more than 60 years of feeding the world’s hungry overseas, the U.S. Agency for International Development is scrambling to overhaul the world’s largest government food assistance program. The U.S. spends more than half of its international food aid…

Ebola Epidemic Causing Economic, Social Crises In Liberia

News outlets report on Ebola-stricken Liberia’s collapsed health care system and failing economy. Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss, experts warn “With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces, and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn…”…

Somali Capital Facing Imminent Hunger Crisis, U.N. Warns

Agence France-Presse: Somali capital one step short of famine: U.N. “War-torn Somalia is sliding back into an acute hunger crisis with parts of the capital facing emergency levels just short of famine, the United Nations warned Monday…” (7/7).

WFP, UNHCR Launch Appeal To Close Funding Shortfall Causing Food Aid Cuts

IRIN: New thinking needed on food aid for refugees in Africa “The World Food Programme (WFP) and the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched an urgent appeal to address a funding shortfall that has already resulted in food ration cuts for a third of all African refugees. As of mid-June,…

Devex, Partners Launch Conversation Surrounding Future Of Food Security

In partnership with several companies and organizations, Devex on Monday launched a conversation about the future of food security. Devex: Global food security: Why it affects us all “Devex is pleased to launch a new campaign, ‘Feeding Development,’ to shine a light on new ways to feed our planet’s growing…

DfID’s Nutrition Programs Could Improve, Better Engage Private Sector, Report Says

The Guardian: Food for thought: undernutrition policy could be better, says U.K. aid watchdog “Britain has played a key role in galvanizing international attention towards the problem of undernutrition, but the government needs to target its policies on those most in need and better engage the private sector in its…

South Sudan’s Independence Day Overshadowed By Effects Of War, Hunger

The Guardian: South Sudan: little to celebrate as war and hunger mar independence day “…As [South Sudan] prepares to mark the third anniversary of its independence from Sudan on Wednesday, the U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon’s, prophecy that half of South Sudan’s 12 million people could be either ‘displaced internally, refugees abroad,…

Renewed Focus On Long-Term Food Aid Solutions Will Help More People Worldwide

Baltimore Sun: U.S. food aid still needed around the world Mike Gesker, a writer at Catholic Relief Services “…Today, 60 years after the launch of [President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s] Food for Peace program, it is still bringing vital food to hungry children, women and men overseas. This is a testament…