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USDA Blog Post Discusses International Food Security Assessment Findings

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “USDA Blog”: International Food Security: A Look at the Next Decade Stacey Rosen and Birgit Meade of the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) discuss the International Food Security Assessment, released in June by ERS, which provides 10-year food security projections in low- and middle-income countries (10/14).

U.N. Considering New Entity To Tackle Global Nutrition Challenges, Devex Reports

Devex: A new U.N. body to combat global malnutrition? “The United Nations is considering setting up a new body to address global malnutrition as early as next month, Devex has learned. Tentatively called ‘U.N. Nutrition,’ the new entity will be headed by UNICEF and the World Food Programme, according to…

WFP Cuts Food Rations For Up To 1M Afghans Due To Lack Of Funding

Reuters: U.N. agency to cut food rations for 1 million Afghans over funding “Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Programme to cut rations for up to one million people in Afghanistan, a WFP official said, an early sign that aid money may dwindle as the international combat mission winds…

International Cooperation, Solidarity Needed To Resolve Global Hunger

Deutsche Welle: Politicians should redouble efforts to end hunger Grahame Lucas, head of the Deutsche Welle South East Asia Service “…The aid organizations involved in the compilation of the Global Hunger Index have called for greater international cooperation and solidarity to resolve [conflicts that contribute to food insecurity and micronutrient…

2B Suffer From ‘Hidden Hunger,’ New Global Hunger Index Report Says

News outlets provide coverage on the new Global Health Index report from the International Food Policy Research Institute. Agence France-Presse: ‘Hidden hunger,’ often overshadowed but devastating: report “A major international research group rang alarm bells Monday over the scourge of hidden hunger, also known as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which affects…

U.N. Committee Meets To Discuss Global Food Security

U.N. News Centre: U.N. calls for increased food security measures to offset threat of ‘shocks’ “With some 805 million people still chronically undernourished in the world, a United Nations committee focusing on food security opened its current session in Rome [yesterday] with the stated goal of adopting a set of…

WFP Cuts Food Aid To Syria Because Of Funding Shortfall

Agence France-Presse: U.N. cuts Syria food aid over funding shortfall: official “The United Nations said on Monday that it has started cutting the food aid it provides to 4.2 million Syrians ravaged by war because of a shortfall in funding. … Around two million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey,…

Ebola Affecting Everyday Life In West African Nations

News outlets report on the various ways Ebola is affecting life in West Africa and how some are responding to the crisis. Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Liberia cancels nationwide elections “Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended nationwide elections in the latest measure to combat an epidemic which has shut down society in three…

China Steps Up Contributions In Ebola Response

Financial Times: China steps up support for fight against Ebola “China is stepping up its contributions to the fight against Ebola, seen as a test of its diplomacy in Africa given growing trade and investment as well as historic pledges of friendship. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged $6m…