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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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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).

Heavy Rains Present Challenges For Food Transport In South Sudan

U.N. News Centre: Heavy rains, ongoing violence push South Sudan towards ‘hunger catastrophe,’ warns U.N. agency “Already working hard to get supplies to people in South Sudan cut off by flooded roads, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) [Friday] warned that the rains, as well as the ongoing fighting,…

Number Of Food-Insecure People Will Drop 9% Worldwide, USDA Says

Wall Street Journal: Bigger Crops, Falling Prices Help Cut Global Hunger This Year “Bigger crop harvests and falling grain prices are helping drive a significant reduction in global hunger this year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report examines food security for 76 low-…

U.N. Recommends Actions To Reduce Food Waste

U.N. News Centre: U.N. expert panel urges collective action to reduce global food losses, waste “A newly issued United Nations-backed expert panel report takes a close look at where and how food waste occurs and recommends a number of actions that could help reduce the 1.3 billion tons of food…

Food Rations Cut For 800,000 Refugees In Africa, U.N. Says

News outlets report on cuts to food rations for 800,000 refugees in Africa due to a lack of funding. Reuters: African refugees face cuts in rations as funding runs low: U.N. “African refugees who have fled wars or persecution face cuts in their daily rations because of a $225 million…