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Global Food Prices At 4-Year Low, FAO Says, Warning Of ‘Hunger Hotspots’

News outlets discuss global food prices reported by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Deutsche Welle: Global food prices hit four-year low “World food prices fell to their lowest level since 2010 in September, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported Thursday. … The FAO provided a cautious outlook…

Global Financing Facility Shows Commitment To Health Of Women, Children

Devex: A tipping point for MNCH and nutrition? Reflections on an U.N.-usual General Assembly Joel Spicer, president of the Micronutrient Initiative “…U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Every Woman, Every Child event [during the U.N. General Assembly Meeting in September] saw Canada, Norway, and the United States mobilize more than $4 billion…

Goal To End Hunger, Malnutrition Must Be Included In Post-2015 Development Agenda

World Bank’s “Voices”: To Feed the Future, Let’s End Hunger by 2030 In a guest post, David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, writes, “…At the end of the day, stakeholders on the ground — individuals, families, communities, and governments at all levels — are on the frontlines in…

WFP, FAO Taking Steps To Feed People In Ebola-Hit West African Nations

Media sources report on efforts to feed people in the three countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. CNN: Feeding people on Ebola’s front lines “…According to Bettina Luescher, the [World Food Programme's] chief spokeswoman for North America, the WFP has provided food and assistance…

Addressing Malnutrition ‘Critical’ To Advance U.S. Global Development Objectives

The Hill: Addressing malnutrition U.S. Reps. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) “Malnutrition is the largest single contributor to child mortality worldwide, and according to the World Health Organization is the underlying cause of death for at least three million children every year. As the United States continues its…

South Sudanese Face Lack Of Health Care, Food Insecurity, Sexual Violence

News outlets report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan, where violence is impeding access to health care and threatening famine. In addition, a U.N. envoy warns about the damage to future generations from sexual violence. The Lancet: Fighting restricts access to health care in South Sudan “…The fighting that…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

News outlets publish articles on various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and response. International Business Times: Ebola Outbreak: Five People Infected Every Hour In Sierra Leone, Says NGO (Shankar, 10/2). Nature: Ebola outbreak shuts down malaria-control efforts (Hayden, 10/1). Newsweek: Officials Warn Ebola Outbreak Is Morphing Into a Humanitarian Crisis…

Renewed U.S.-India Partnership To Address Health, Development

Washington Post: A renewed U.S.-India partnership for the 21st century Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama “As nations committed to democracy, liberty, diversity, and enterprise, India and the United States are bound by common values and mutual interests. We have each shaped the positive trajectory of…

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…”…

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…