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In Myanmar, Rohingya Children Malnourished

Associated Press/Washington Post: Rohingya children in Myanmar camps going hungry “…Myanmar’s child malnutrition rate was already among the region’s highest, but it’s an increasingly familiar sight in the country’s westernmost state of Rakhine, which is home to almost all of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims. More than 140,000 have…

Global Food Prices Continue To Decline

U.N. News Centre: World food prices hit six-month low, U.N. agency reports “Global food prices fell for a fourth consecutive month in July, a sharp decline for grains, oilseeds, and dairy products outweighing strong meat and sugar prices, the United Nations agriculture agency reported…” (8/7).

U.S., African Leaders Announce Progress, Investments In Food Security, Nutrition

USAID: U.S. And African Leaders Announce Progress, New Partnerships To Help Millions Of Farming Families Through Agriculture “[Tuesday] at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, U.S. and African officials announced that more than $10 billion will be realized through responsible private investments as part of the New Alliance for Food Security and…

South Sudan On Verge Of ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe,’ Says U.N.

News outlets report on the U.N.’s efforts to address the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. International Business Times: South Sudan Faces Hunger, Malnutrition And Unending Conflict “South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, is on the verge of a ‘humanitarian catastrophe,’ warned Edmond Mullet, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for peacekeeping…

Report Calls For Action To Tackle Childhood Malnutrition

Institute of Development Studies: Report calls for strong public action to fight child and maternal undernutrition “A report launched [Monday] by the Institute of Development Studies and UNICEF calls for effective public action to tackle childhood stunting” (8/5).

Achieving Food, Nutrition Security In Africa Should Be Shared Goal For U.S.

The Hill: Africa: Game changer for global food security Pedro Sanchez, director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University’s Earth Institute “…Without question, the African continent has suffered its share of uphill battles when it comes to food and nutrition security. … Thankfully, the continent is finally…

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,…

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…

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).