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Funding Shortage Hampering WFP Efforts In Mauritania, Where Women, Children, Malian Refugees Most Affected By Food Insecurity

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Women, children, refugees bear brunt of Mauritania food crisis “…Droughts have reduced the availability of nutritious food, and widespread poverty — one in four Mauritanians live on less than $1.25 per day — means many cannot afford to eat healthily, according to WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.…

South Sudan Faces Famine Without Immediate Humanitarian Assistance, Report Says

News outlets report on an assessment by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) calling for immediate humanitarian assistance for South Sudan to prevent famine. The Guardian: South Sudan faces ‘concrete’ famine risk and needs urgent help, warn experts “Famine in parts of South Sudan could be just weeks away…

Nearly 30M People Facing Food Insecurity In Southern Africa, U.N. Food Agencies Warn

News outlets report on a press statement from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme on decreasing food security in southern African nations. Associated Press: U.N. says food needs increasing in southern Africa “Poor harvests across much of southern Africa mean that nearly 30 million people…

More Women Researchers Needed To Achieve Food Security, Speakers At Borlaug Dialogue Say

BBC News: More women researchers needed ‘to deliver food security’ “…[At the 2015 Borlaug Dialogue in Iowa this weekend], Chelsea Clinton, told delegates that women were a ‘crucial, vital, and necessary’ part of delivering global food security. Data show that progress has been made in recent years, but there is…

8M People Need Food Assistance In Ethiopia, Facing Worst Drought In 30 Years

GlobalPost: Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in 30 years. Can the government stop famine this time? “…Government officials say this year the drought is just as bad as those infamous events that sparked famines in 1965/66, 1972/73 and 1984/85. … The annual meher rains fell only for three days.…