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Severe Flooding Displaces Thousands, Destroys Crops In Mozambique, Malawi

Associated Press: 10 people killed, thousands displaced, in Mozambique floods “…Mozambique’s government Monday issued a red alert for disaster readiness for the central and northern provinces. The government also urged people in low-lying areas to find shelter on higher ground…” (Camillo, 1/14). The Guardian: Half of Malawi declared disaster zone…

Violence, Instability Threatens Food Security Of Nearly One-Third Of CAR’s Population

U.N. News Centre: Central African Republic: U.N. agency warns of food insecurity amid ongoing instability “The unpredictable and hostile security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) declared…

Improvements In Food Management Can Lead To Greater Fairness, Justice Globally

Inter Press Service: For the Good of Humanity — Towards a Culture of Caring Andrew MacMillan, former director of the Field Operations Division of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “…Nowhere is the need for greater fairness more apparent than in the realm of food management — where we…

WFP Needs $28M To Provide Food For Haitians In 2015, 5 Years Post-Earthquake

U.N. News Centre: Haiti: 5 years after earthquake, U.N. warns progress threatened by poverty, inequality “Five years after a massive earthquake killed 200,000 people in Haiti, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for funds to continue momentum towards building more resilient communities that will withstand future disasters.…

U.N. Food Price Index Falls In December, Marking 3 Consecutive Years Of Decline

U.N. News Centre: Food prices fall after three months stable, index declines for third successive year — U.N. “After three months of stability, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index declined in December, meaning the index fell over the course of 2014 for the third consecutive…

U.S. Feed The Future Initiative Reaching Millions In Efforts To End Hunger

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Feed the Future: Progress in the Goal of Ending Hunger Nancy Stetson, U.S. special representative for global food security at the State Department, and Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, deputy coordinator for development for Feed the Future, discuss the progress of Feed the Future, writing, “In just…

‘Coordinated, Integrated Response’ Will Accelerate Efforts To Eliminate Intestinal Worms, Undernutrition Among Children

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Linking Nutrition and Deworming Interventions for Improved Child Growth and Development Clayton Ajello, senior technical adviser for Vitamin Angels, David Addiss, director of Children Without Worms, and Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, write, “… By focusing…

USAID Using War-Game Scenarios To Address Potential Health, Development Crises

Bloomberg News: Peace Games: Aid Agency Plays Out Ebola, Starvation Scenarios With the Tools of Roman Generals “… As the U.S. deals with increasingly complex, interlocking security risks — from disruptive technologies to climate-driven food and water shortages and virulent extremism and nationalism — some officials are borrowing a tool…

Human Rights-Based Approach Integral To Food Security Issues, NGO Head Says

Devex: Food, hunger, and malnutrition problems linked to an ‘abuse of power’ “For the past decade, efforts to integrate human rights into food security policies and actions have been led by the Right to Food Guidelines adopted in 2004 by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Despite some notable achievements…