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Blog Post Examines Food Security In North Korea

Council on Foreign Relation’s “Asia Unbound”: North Korea’s Food Situation: Stable and Improving Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, examines the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s recent assessment of food security in North Korea (2/17).

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World Bank To Send $15M In Emergency Funding To Avert Food Crisis In Ebola-Hit West Africa

International Business Times: As Ebola Virus Outbreak Slows, World Bank To Send $15M In Aid To Prevent Food Crises “…Just as the U.S. recalled its troops from West Africa, the World Bank pledged millions of dollars in emergency aid to avoid a food crisis that could leave millions starving. ……

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The Lancet Examines Lessons Learned In Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

The Lancet: Ebola in West Africa: learning the lessons “…The primary lesson so far has not been about the need for new response methods, but about human resources and coordination. Building new treatment centers, when it eventually happened, was an easy task next to training and supervising people to staff…

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U.N. Appeals For $2B In Humanitarian Aid For Africa’s Sahel As Climate, Conflict Worsen Hunger Crisis

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. seeks $2 billion aid for Sahel as conflict worsens “The United Nations appealed on Thursday for $2 billion (1.3 billion pounds) to help more than 20 million people across Africa’s Sahel belt, where increasingly erratic weather and escalating violence have worsened widespread hunger and malnutrition…” (Guilbert,…

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Angola Signs Funding Agreement With E.U., UNICEF To Train Water Workers For Improved Sanitation

Bloomberg News: Angola Taps E.U., UNICEF Funding to Train Water Workers “Angola, where less than half of the population has access to clean water, plans to build a complex in the southwest African nation to help train water workers with funding assistance from the European Union and UNICEF. The funding…

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World Must Balance Food Production, Consumption With Need For Biofuels

Huffington Post: Looking Beyond the Crisis Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization “…Increasing humanity’s food supply by 60 percent in the next 35 years, through the agricultural practices we use today, would require some 50 percent more energy and 40 percent more water,…

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West Africa Sees Rise In Ebola Cases For Second Week, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: Ebola cases on the rise for second week: WHO “The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa rose for the second week running after a previous fall, including a ‘sharp increase’ in Guinea, the World Health Organization said Wednesday…” (2/11). Reuters: West Africa sees spike in Ebola…

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West African Nations, U.N. Continue Efforts To Reach Zero Ebola Cases, Prevent Future Disease Outbreaks

Agence France-Presse: Ebola-hit Sierra Leone announces disease control agency “Sierra Leone announced Tuesday the launch of an infectious diseases prevention agency, saying it would convert its Ebola clinics into treatment and research units for some of the world’s deadliest viruses…” (Johnson, 2/10). Associated Press: Liberia president calls for zero Ebola…

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U.N.-Hosted Forum Focuses On Advancing Women’s Health, Achieving Post-2015 Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-hosted Forum opens in New York, seeks to identify aims on women’s health for post-2015 “United Nations Headquarters in New York hosted the inaugural World Women’s Health and Development Forum [on Wednesday], bringing together world leaders, representatives of U.N. system entities, scientists, health care professionals, and members…

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New Automated Mapping System Will Help Speed Earthquake Disaster Response

Reuters: New digital maps speed up aid response after earthquakes “…The Automatic Disaster Analysis and Mapping system (ADAM) pulls information from the U.S. Geological Survey, World Bank, and World Food Programme databases, getting aid workers vital facts from earthquake zones within minutes of a quake, as opposed to the old,…

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