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Nutrition & Food Security
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Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) face a double burden of disease, with a high prevalence of household food insecurity and childhood micronutrient deficiencies, accompanied by a burgeoning incre…
Reuters: More than half of Malawi’s population need food relief — minister “More than half of Malawi’s population is in need of food aid after an El Niño-induced drought decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday. … “[C]lose to 8.4 million people will need food because they have partially or completely lost their…More
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Food aid to avert famine threat in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria: U.N. “More than 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria will receive food aid to avert the threat of famine as the lean season approaches, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert, 5/24).
The Guardian: 50 million Africans face hunger after crops fail again “Up to 50 million people in Africa will need food by Christmas as a crisis across the continent triggered by El Niño worsens, the U.N. and major international charities have warned. A second year of deep drought in much of southern and eastern Africa…More
Some good news: the El Niño weather phenomenon that caused drought and food insecurity for tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa is almost over. Some bad news: the problems caused by the drought are far from over. Food insecurity will persist and actually get worse in some regions over the next years. After a year-long
IRIN: WFP warns money running out to feed Yemen “With ongoing violence and peace talks on fragile ground, Yemen’s population faces a new threat: the World Food Programme has warned that a funding shortfall may soon force it to halt operations in the country…” (Al-Sakkof/Slemrod, 5/12). U.N. News Centre: Yemen’s food situation on verge of…More
Inter Press Service: Hunger, a Matter of Global Security Enrique Yeves, director of corporate communication at FAO “…Eradicating hunger is … not only a moral obligation, but something vital to guarantee a future for all of us. Improving food security can help to construct a sustainable peace, and even prevent future conflicts. We know that…More
Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: Feeding the Future? A Closer Look at U.S. Food Assistance in Tanzania Haodan “Heather” Chen, intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses a report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that examines Feed the Future’s role…More
Reuters: South Sudan food crisis may almost double to 5.3 million — U.N. “Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan may face a severe food shortages during this year’s lean season, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Monday, nearly double the number in the first three months of the year…” (Miles, 5/9).
Los Angeles Times: African farmers need the tools and technology to adapt to a changing climate Esther Ngumbi, research scientist at Auburn University in Alabama and 2015 Aspen New Voices Fellow “…Across Africa and the globe, farmers need tools and technologies that will enable them to adapt to a changing climate. When those resources are…More