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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…

Global Development Lab Act Introduced In Senate

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: USAID Global Development Lab bill introduced in Senate Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the USAID Global Development Lab bill that was introduced in the U.S. Senate in June and would authorize USAID “to expand public-private…

U.S. ‘Must View Food Security As Integral To Its National Security’

Huffington Post: Food Security Is National Security Toni Verstandig, chair of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Programs and senior vice president at the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace “In order to set effective food and nutrition priorities, as well as strengthen access to nutritious foods and sustainable…

‘Cargo Preference’ Provision In Coast Guard Authorization Bill Stalled In Senate

Al Jazeera America: Food fight: Coast Guard bill could limit aid to hungry “…The regulation in question is known as ‘cargo preference,’ a 60-year-old provision that says a certain percentage of U.S. food aid must get transported aboard U.S. vessels, even if foreign carriers offer a lower price. Researchers say…

PBS NewsHour Profiles Guatemala’s Malnutrition Crisis

PBS NewsHour discusses malnutrition in Guatemala and the country’s efforts to address the problem. PBS NewsHour: How Guatemala finally ‘woke up’ to its malnutrition crisis “…Nearly 50 percent of Guatemala’s children are malnourished, which often leads to physical and mental stunting. … Until a few years ago, Guatemala’s high society…

U.N. Official Outlines 6 Lessons From The SUN Movement

Food Tank: Rebuilding the International Nutrition System So it’s Fit-for-Purpose David Nabarro, special representative of the U.N. secretary general for food security and nutrition and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement coordinator, discusses six lessons learned over the past four years in the 50 countries of the SUN Movement (6/23).